The capital city of Japan, Tokyo has fended off competition by Madrid & Instabul to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Tokyo in Japan is to host the 2020 Olympic Games. It last organised the games in 1964.
Delegations from Turkey, Japan and Spain met with the IOC in Buenos Aires earlier on Saturday for the highly-anticipated vote. Politicians, royalty, athletes and other celebrities represented their respective countries.
Each nation vying for the honored task of hosting the international games had the additional task this year of downplaying its own crisis, sometimes even spinning a crisis into a reason for awarding it the position.
The war in neighboring Syria has complicated Turkey’s bid for hosting the 2020 Olympics. The armed conflict has driven over two million Syrian refugees into neighboring countries, including Turkey, and has claimed the lives of over 100,000 people.
The Japanese capital hosted the Games in 1964, a point which the country’s delegation referenced in its strengths as a host.