Skip to comments.Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics
Posted on 09/07/2013 2:14:29 PM PDT by Perdogg
Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.
Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
I’ve been to tokyo many times. I’m sure it won’t fit.
By 2020 the yen may be 500:1 USD so it may be a real bargain.
Honestly cant think of a better place to host it. People will have a lot of fun there baring a natural disaster.
Glad the Muzzies lost.
Maybe they can host the Games, when they become Constantinople again.
Same here. My college frat mate teaches there. 2020 rolls in and it will be occupied by the Chicoms.
Too bad. I was hoping for Detroit.
Any chance this guy be offical Mascot of Tokyo when Olympics happen
Okay my bad LOL!
Boyfriend lives there so I get back quite a lot as well. The economic benefits should come through well for Japan in the short term and I believe the IOC does have backup cities that have already hosted the games in the case of another disaster closer to opening day. Just don’t demolish the character out of the few remaining architecturally interesting streets of old Tokyo to do it. :0
I saw that. CHICAGO is out? LOL
I think the Japanese will do a fantastic job, provided they have been betrayed to China by obama.
Did Istanbul have Oprah and His Arrogance lobbying for them ... they do have experience.
The Japanese are radiating excitement, Positively glowing.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.