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Tokyo Makes It Official For 2016 Bid

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Tokyo has become the second Japanese city to formally enter the race for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and will now be competing against Fukuoka to become Japan’s candidate.

Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara said, “we aim to realize our plan to stage the Olympic Games by beating our rivals at home and abroad”.

Friday was the cut-off date for cities wanting to announce their bids to Japan’s Olympic Committee. The two cities must present detailed bids by the end of June and the JOC will select the official candidate after a vote on August 30. Write or read comments about this article

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