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Sep 7, 2013 4:40 PM by Associated Press - Posted by Zach Thaxton

Tokyo awarded 2020 summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.


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