Olympics 2020: Tokyo wins Bid for 2020 Olympics

Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo? Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympics.

The bustling, metropolitan of Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.

Japan won the bid to host the 2020 summer olympics despite fears about the Fukushima nuclear leaks triggered by the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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This is great news since there are still after-effects of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan.  Japan is a clean and safe country. Hospitality is excellent. Japan will no doubt stage a successful 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics jubilationWhen IOC president Jacques Rogge announced the winning city, the Tokyo delegation jumped to their feet in celebration and waved the Japan flag. Many of them were were in tears.

The announcement was met with jubilant scenes in Japan, as Tokyo prepares to host the event for the first time since 1964. In one part of the city, more than 1,200 Olympic athletes and dignitaries crammed into a convention hall greeted the news with the traditional victory cry of “banzai!

A brand new national stadium costing approximately $1 billion will be built so that Japan can host the rugby World Cup in 2017.  The same stadium will be used for the 2020 Olympics athletic events and the Opening Ceremonies.

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 The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Brazil. The Winter Olympics 2014 will be held in Russia while the 2018 Winter Olympics will be hosted by South Korea.

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