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I am kinda obsessed with Olympic bids from Japan at the moment,

So I was wondering if anyone has anything on the 2016 Tokyo and Fukuoka nomination, Tokyo's 2016 bid, Osaka and Yokohama 2008 nomination and Osaka's 2008 bid.

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The general logic was that after the trifecta of 1972, 1976 and 1980 that the summer Olympics were a poisoned chalice. Thus prior to LA84 (circa 1982/early 1983) there were few interested parties in 1992. That obviously changed and the likeliness of Tokyo following Seoul due to a lack of bidders evaporated. The Japanese didn't end up proceeding to the international bid stage. I also vaguely recall Hiroshima interested in 1992.

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Something about Yokohama 2008. ;)

http://web.archive.org/web/20050309015228/http://www.city.yokohama.jp/ne/news/lib/gaiyou/index-e.html

(in English)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060218054412/http://www.city.yokohama.jp/ne/news/lib/dareo/index.html

(All texts in Japanese)

@khaled,why are you obsessed with those Japanese bids so much?

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The general logic was that after the trifecta of 1972, 1976 and 1980 that the summer Olympics were a poisoned chalice. Thus prior to LA84 (circa 1982/early 1983) there were few interested parties in 1992. That obviously changed and the likeliness of Tokyo following Seoul due to a lack of bidders evaporated. The Japanese didn't end up proceeding to the international bid stage. I also vaguely recall Hiroshima interested in 1992.

And also when they were bidding for the XII Asian Games in 1994 shortly after Tokyo was deemed unfit for hosting these games. We all knew that in 1990, the economy stopped growing and came to a descent towards a devastating magnitude reached in 1998

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@Palette, I honestly don't know, I read a few things from Nagoya's bid for the 1988 games, after that, I could not stop reading bid books or related articles to any Japanese bid.

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I just found out that Nagoya, Sapporo and Osaka were interested in bidding for 2016 and a joint bid from Hiroshima and Nagasaki for 2020, BTW, anyone got Yokohama's applicant file?

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and a joint bid from Hiroshima and Nagasaki for 2020,

There was some looney idea floated at some stage too for a Manila-Hiroshima co-hosting. Someone (the Manila mayor?) out of the Philippines I think.

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