Monday, September 9, 2013

Japan Australia: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Members of the Olympic International Committee (IOC) chose Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid at a meeting in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The final result was 60 votes for Tokyo against 36 for Istanbul in the final round.

Tokyo was seen as the front-runner after finishing third in its bid for the 2016 Games, which was won by Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo campaigned with the message “The Olympics will be safe in our hands”.

This will be Tokyo’s second time to host the Olympics after previously hosting it in 1964. It also becomes the first Asian city to host the Olympics twice. Japan has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions, 1972 in Sapporo and 1998 in Nagano.

Comment: Given the choices, of course Tokyo won! Yes there is the problem with Fukushima but, since by that late date, most Japanese will already be glowing in the dark, so now in that regard it's really an asset as it will only help them keep the costs down during the night time events. Madrid is too hot and you can't have a successful game when all the athletes, tourists and Olympic officials have to spend half their time in your "fair city" filing police reports after having had their pockets picked on multiple locations and occasions. Lastly, all the Turkish women, athletes included and that's not counting those that resulted from all the recent doping scandals, have a wicked, shall we say - "five-o-clock shadow." Of course this could explain why so many women in that region wear burqa's, or rather is it why their men folks make them wear it???

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