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IOC "hugely impressed" by Tokyo's bid for 2020 Games

English.news.cn   2013-03-07 19:32:41            

TOKYO, March 7 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee inspectors said on Thursday that they were "hugely impressed" by Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic games.

"We have been hugely impressed by the quality of the bid presentations made by the bid committee," IOC Evaluation Commission Chairman Craig Reedie told a press conference at the end of a four-day inspection tour.

"Across the board, they have just been excellent in every way, and it reflects great credit and all their hard work."

Tokyo is the first stop for the IOC delegation before moving on to Madrid on March 18 and Istanbul on March 24. The IOC will vote on the host city for the 2020 Games on Sept. 7 in Buenos Aires.

Asked about how the increase in public support from 46 percent in a survey done last May to 70 percent in the Japanese capital in a recent IOC poll released during the commission's visit would affect Tokyo's bid, Reedie said, "We did the poll, we published them, it's for other people to claim they are happy or otherwise."

Editor: Chen Zhi
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