IT’S OFFICIAL: Tokyo is the host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games!!! The Tokyo gift baskets to athletes will include Geiger counters


It’s official: Tokyo is the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Around 100 members of the International Olympic Committee took part in the vote to select a city today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with candidate cities Istanbul and Tokyo making it through to the final round of voting.

The Japanese city won the vote 60-36.

Tokyo had been the favorite to win, and won the first round of voting, despite recent controversy surrounding a recent radioactive leak at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Bid leader and IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda had told those voting that the city would be a “safe pair of hands and more,” with a budget of $4.9 billion — far lower than Istanbul’s $19.8 billion budget.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/2020-olympic-host-city-decision-2013-9#ixzz2eGDOhHsj

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