Olympics: Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Sports & Recreation World News
IOC President Jacques Rogge (L) delivers a diploma to the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 delegation, Tsunekazu Takeda, after the final presentation of the Tokyo 2020 bid, during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7, 2013. ©AFP PHOTO / POOL / FABRICE COFFRINI

IOC President Jacques Rogge (L) delivers a diploma to the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 delegation, Tsunekazu Takeda, after the final presentation of the Tokyo 2020 bid, during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7, 2013.
©AFP PHOTO / POOL / FABRICE COFFRINI

(BUENOS AIRES-AFP) – Tokyo won the right to host the Olympic Games for the second time on Saturday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the city the 2020 edition.

The Japanese capital, which previously staged the world’s biggest sporting event in 1964, beat Istanbul, who were bidding for the fifth time and Madrid, who failed for the third successive time, crashing out in the first round.
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