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Tokyo launches 2020 Olympic Games bid

  • Tokyo launched its campaign for the 2010 Olympic Games on Thursday, promising a well-funded, well-organized and safe games.

    The Japanese capital is in competition with Istanbul and Madrid.

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to announce its decision in September.

    A delegation was in London for the international launch of Tokyo’s campaign after submitting its official candidature to the IOC in Lausanne on Monday.

    The delegation said a $4.5 billion government fund was already in place should the vote go in their favor.

    Tokyo hosted the 1964 Games but lost out to Rio de Janeiro for 2016.

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