Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic games

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan celebrates with members of the Tokyo bid committee after Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, announced Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Buenos Aires

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The 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee announced Saturday.

Istanbul and Tokyo were the final two competitors for the honor. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of balloting. Madrid and Istanbul were tied in the initial balloting, but a runoff vote gave that edge to Istanbul 49-45. Tokyo had outpolled both of them in the initial round of International Olympic Committee voting, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jay Busbee

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