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09-07-2013, 11:40 PM #1
TOKYO will host 2020 Summer Olympic Games
Olympics 2020 : Tokyo wins race to host Games
7 September 2013 Last updated at 22:11 GMT
Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.
The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.
Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round ballot.
The announcement was met with jubilant scenes in Japan, as Tokyo prepares to host the event for the first time since 1964.
When IOC president Jacques Rogge - who will retire after 12 years in the role on Tuesday - announced the winning city, the Tokyo delegation jumped to their feet in celebration and waved the Japan flag.
A number of them were overcome with emotion and wept, following two years of intense lobbying.
"I would like to thank everyone in the Olympic movement and we will host a wonderful Olympic Games," a delighted Prime Minster Shinzo Abe said.
Full article : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/24002795
Congrats to Tokyo, second time to host the biggest sport extravaganza after 1964 edition
Last edited by CLELY; 09-07-2013 at 11:42 PM.
09-07-2013, 11:59 PM #2
will the economy receive some boost?hope so
09-08-2013, 01:42 AM #3
congratulation to Tokyo! This time, I will not miss the OG! See you in 7 years time!