IOC Announces That Tokyo Will Host the 2020 Olympic Games
The Japanese delegation was ecstatic today when the International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo beat out Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host the Olympics. The final selection came down to a choice between Tokyo and Instanbul. The image above is a computer generated image of one of the proposed Tokyo stadiums for the 2020 Olympics.
The Tokyo delegation emphasized how safe the city is and reminded the IOC that it hosted a successful Olympic Games in 1964. Detractors were worried about radiation issues stemming from the Fukashima nuclear disaster, but the Japanese delegation assured the IOC that the games would be safe. Here is a clip of the announcement and the joy of the Japanese representatives: