Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics!
September 8th, 2013
Tokyo will be the home of the 2020 Olympic Games. Following the elimination of Madrid in the first round of voting, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced Tokyo’s selection over Istanbul. The race seemed to be tight leading up to the decision. While Japan’s capital was thought to be a favorite by a small …
Abe makes final push for 2020 Olympics
September 6th, 2013
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly talked up Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics during meetings with leaders of Argentina and Brazil. Abe met separately with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. The premier told Fernandez he hopes …