Tsunekazu Takeda

Tokyo defends bid to host 2020 Olympics

Tsunekazu-TakedaBuenos Aires, Sep 5 : The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, defended Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is meeting.

"Tokyo is extremely well positioned," Takeda told reporters at a press conference Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

The Japanese capital is competing against Madrid (Spain) and Istanbul (Turkey) in its bid to host the games, and the IOC decision is to be announced here Saturday (Sep 7).

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