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Tokyo Awarded 2020 Olympics

Celebrations commenced early on Sunday in Japan when the country learned of Tokyo’s selection to host the 2020 Olympics. Many worried that the nuclear crisis facing Japan since the 2011 tsunami would remove the country from the running, but Japan’s strengths — its sophistication, its love of sports and its willingness to invest billions of dollars in the event — helped beat out Istanbul and Madrid.

(Photo: Courtesy The Olympics)

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