Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics over Istanbul and Madrid as IOC plays it safe
There are 2 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 7, 2013, titled Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics over Istanbul and Madrid as IOC plays it safe. In it, The Washington Post reports that:Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fourth from left, and Tokyo's Governor Naoki Inose, third from left, celebrate with other members of the Tokyo delegation after the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept.
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“Re-align with nature ”
Since: Aug 13
#1 Sep 7, 2013
hip hurray Tokyo.
"Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the “safe pair of hands” at a time of global political and economic turmoil — a message that clearly resonated with the IOC.
With Madrid’s bid dogged by questions over Spain’s economic crisis and Istanbul handicapped by political unrest and the civil war in neighboring Syria, Tokyo offered the fewest risks.
“The certainty was a crucial factor — the certainty that they could deliver,” IOC vice president Craig Reedie of Britain said.
The choice of Tokyo bucked the IOC’s recent trend of taking chances on host cities — Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Games, Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics and Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Games."...
Turkey's support for war and greed just cost it the Olympics.
Danger there is to the Dark Side.
Since: Mar 10
#2 Sep 7, 2013
Tokyo stands as a monument to Pax Americana.
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