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Ninety Two Million Citizens Support Tokyo 2016 Bid

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According to a Tokyo 2016 media release 92 million people in Japan support Tokyo’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The daily newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun interviewed 3,000 people chosen randomly from 250 locations across Japan February 16-17.

The poll found that 72 per cent of respondents agree that the country’s capital city should host the Games, which Tokyo 2016 says would herald a new sporting, social, economic and environmental golden era for the benefit of Tokyo, Japan and the whole Olympic Movement.

Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chairman and CEO of Tokyo 2016 said, “to hear that the latest independent poll suggests support for Tokyo 2016 has risen to 92 million people is a truly humbling moment. The backing for our bid has been consistently increasing since the start of the bidding process and we place huge value on the support of every single person in Japan. Ultimately they are our first and foremost ambassadors who can help spread the message of what Tokyo 2016 is trying to achieve to the rest of the world.

“We are pleased that the new survey highlights Japan’s love for the Olympic Movement. Millions of people in our country are looking forward to August’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing and we hope that Tokyo is awarded the honour of hosting the Games so this passion can be the catalyst for an incredible legacy with positive impacts across the globe”. Write or read comments about this article

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