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BUSAN, South Korea -- 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 sixty votes to thirty-six. 

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. 

The decision means Tokyo - which campaigned with the message that 'the Olympics will be safe in our hands' - will become the first Asian city to host the Games twice. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Tokyo Wins the 2020 Summer Olympics


BUSAN, South Korea — 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 sixty votes to thirty-six. 

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. 

The decision means Tokyo – which campaigned with the message that ‘the Olympics will be safe in our hands’ – will become the first Asian city to host the Games twice. 

Source: Busan eFM News


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