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Tokyo's Final Push For Bid to Host Olympics

Official posters of Tokyo's bid for 2020 Olympics are posted on the wall of a subway concourse in Tokyo. Japanese on the poster at right reads: Compete future Olympians, Let's hold the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Japan.

Tokyo Makes Final Push For Olympic Vote

September 4, 2013


Three days ahead of the vote to choose the host of the 2020 Olympics,

Tokyo bid officials tried to fend off concerns about a leak

of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in

northern Japan.

Tokyo is competing with Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host the

2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee will select the

host city by secret ballot on Sept. 7.


Reporting by Stephen Wade, The Associated Press.