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Tokyo Will Host 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul and Madrid


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Carrie
- 377 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The International Olympic Committee on Saturday chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, a bid that beat out Istanbul in final voting at the organization's meetings in Buenos Aires.



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Natasha Salgado (520)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:48 pm
Good luck to them--they'll be needing it.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:38 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:38 pm
Ok by me
 

Carrie B. (305)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:51 pm
Like I said before ~ radioactive sushi, anyone?
 

Kathy B. (98)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 9:32 pm
I can't for the life of me think of what was going on in the Olympic committee's heads when they made this decision. Japan must have really sold them a good line, assuring them their mess would be cleaned up by then.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 9:38 pm
thnx for posting, Carrie, noted.
 

Roger M. (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 11:09 pm
I'm sure they'l make a very good job of it.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:10 am
noted
 

Pogle S. (88)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:48 am
Haha! Good luck to them...and to all of the athletes training and competing there. I know I shouldn't laugh but they'll soon have to add a new category and call it the Mutan-lympics!
 

. (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:32 am
Good luck with that. All the Olympic athletes will probably be coming home with radiation related illnesses.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:41 am
noted, tks
 

Thomas B. (1)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:28 pm
Looks like radiation beats terror attacks. Why does anyone want tbe Olympics? All the studies show that it has never helped a local economy. Who says sports fans are dumb? What?
 

jan b. (3)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:48 pm
Earthquakes, tsunami's, Fukashima .....what can go wrong ?
 
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