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The Japanese city defeated Istanbul and Madrid for the right to host the 2020 Summer Games

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Jacques Rogge (C), president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and other members listen to the presentation by the Istanbul 2020 committee as a candidate to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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Japanese paralympian Mami Sato is seen on a television screen above the members of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee during their presentation to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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A man waves a Japan flag in front of a campaign sign for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a public viewing event in Tokyo September 7, 2013.

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Spanish NBA basketball player Pau Gasol (R) winks at Prince Felipe (L) after speaking during the presentation by the Madrid 2020 bid committee to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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Supporters of Madrid candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games react after the announcement that Madrid has been eliminated from the International Olympic Committee's voting process to select the host city, at Madrid's landmark Puerta de Alcala September 7, 2013. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting to decide the host of the 2020 summer Olympic Games, leaving Tokyo and Istanbul to battle it out in a final round of voting.

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Turks celebrate the results of the opening round of voting for the city will host the 2020 summer Games as they watch it live on big screens in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul September 7, 2013. Either Tokyo or Istanbul will host the 2020 summer Games after the International Olympic Committee voted on Saturday. A third candidate, Madrid, was eliminated in the opening round of voting before the IOC selected one of the remaining two cities in a secret ballot.

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Supporters of Madrid candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games react after the announcement that Madrid has been eliminated from the International Olympic Committee's voting process to select the host city, at Madrid's landmark Puerta de Alcala September 7, 2013. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting to decide the host of the 2020 summer Olympic Games, leaving Tokyo and Istanbul to battle it out in a final round of voting.

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A worker wheels away a replica of the Cibeles fountain in front of an advertising backdrop for the Madrid candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after the announcement that Madrid has been eliminated from the International Olympic Committee's voting process to select the host city, in Madrid September 7, 2013. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting to decide the host of the 2020 summer Olympic Games, leaving Tokyo and Istanbul to battle it out in a final round of voting.

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Turks and Japanese tourists visiting Turkey celebrate the results of the opening round of voting for the city will host the 2020 summer Games as they watch it live on big screens in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul September 7, 2013. Either Tokyo or Istanbul will host the 2020 summer Games after the International Olympic Committee voted on Saturday. A third candidate, Madrid, was eliminated in the opening round of voting before the IOC selected one of the remaining two cities in a secret ballot.

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Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (3rd R) celebrates with members of the Tokyo bid committee as Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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People celebrate after hearing that Tokyo had been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games during a public viewing event in Tokyo September 8, 2013. Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Olympic Games on Saturday following a vote by the International Olympic Committee.

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Members of the Tokyo bid committee celebrate as Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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People celebrate after hearing that Tokyo had been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games during a public viewing event in Tokyo September 8, 2013. Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Olympic Games on Saturday following a vote by the International Olympic Committee.

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Japanese fencer Yuki Ota cries as Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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Japan's Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda celebrates as Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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Turks react after finding out that Tokyo was awarded the right to host the 2020 Summer Games as they watch it live on big screens in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul September 7, 2013.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (bottom R) celebrates with members of the Tokyo bid committee after Jacques Rogge president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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