Tokyo will bid for 2020 Summer Games

TOKYO – The Tokyo will present its bid for the Olympics in 2020 and hopes it will show the world that it can recover from problems caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

The Japanese Olympic Committee President, Tsunekazu Takeda, confirmed in a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Olympic Committee on Saturday, the Japanese capital would apply for it.

Tokyo, which was preceded by Rio de Janeiro in the race to get the Games in 2016, is not discouraged by the fact that the South Korean city of Pyongyang will host the Winter Olympics 2018.

Last week, Pyongyang City beat Munich and Annecy, France, after suffering setbacks in obtaining the Games in 2010 and 2014.

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