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Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics

The newly re-elected governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara has announced his intention to make Tokyo the host of the 2020 Olympics as part of Japan’s recovery from the earthquake and tsunami last month.

The BBC reports that Tokyo will be submitted along with bids from Berlin, Busan, Cape Town, Doha, Rome and Istanbul for consideration by the International Olympic Committee for the 2020 games.

Governor Ishihara said, “Although they [the 2020 Games] are nine years from now, we can start raising our hand… if we work hard with hope, it will be a big catalyst for our country’s reconstruction and revival.”