Tokyo Wins Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Tokyo Wins Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Post ID: 40442 | POSTED ON: Sep 07, 2013

TOKYO — Tokyo was selected on Saturday to host the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, beating out Istanbul and Madrid in a major victory for a country still recovering from a nuclear plant meltdown. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Summer Games, was seen as the safest course for the International Olympic Committee, because of its experience organizing major events and its sense of economic security in a time of political and financial uncertainty across the globe. Japan has twice hosted the Winter Games, most recently in Nagano in 1998, and it co-hosted the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. Read More

Source : New York Times

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