Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

first_imgTokyo has been named host destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Japanese capital was selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members on Saturday beating off competition from Istanbul and Madrid.Tokyo beat off Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.Princess Takamodo addressed the IOC, speaking of her own passion for sport as well as the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami in 2011, according to reports.Tokyo, which first hosted the event in 1964, will become the first Asian city to host the Games twice.last_img