Tokyo awarded host of 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Tokyo awarded host of 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo has been awarded the host of 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics games after they won the bid yesterday (7th September 2013).

Tokyo the capital of  Japan defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting by the International Olympic Committee.

Madrid was first eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

The Japanese capital won the right to stage the sporting extravaganza for the second time, having hosted in 1964 when the Games first went to Asia.

For Istanbul it was a fifth unsuccessful bid to host a summer Olympics.

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