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Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Olympics

Updated: 2013-09-08 05:01

BUENOS AIRES - Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, beating Istanbul and Madrid in a vote by International Olympic Committee members in Buenos Aires.

The Japanese capital will be the first Asian city to host the Olympics twice, having also hosted the 1964 Games. In a secret ballot by IOC members, Tokyo beat Istanbul in the runoff to decide the host city after Madrid was eliminated in the first round.

Tokyo was making its second straight bid after losing the 2016 race that went to Rio de Janeiro. Istanbul was making its fifth overall bid, while Madrid was trying for the third time in a row.

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