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Tokyo Awarded '20 Summer Games, Promising Lucrative Olympics
Published September 8, 2013
REAX: IOC member Prince Albert of Monaco acknowledged: "I think there was a shift to a safe bet” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/8). Japan's presentation was “technically stunning and by far the most emotional” (USATODAY.com, 9/7). The decision was “met with elation in Japan, where it was seen as a vote of international support for the nation’s efforts to pull itself out of a long economic and political decline and to overcome the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident two years ago” (N.Y. TIMES, 9/8). The winning bid “is about restoring hope and energy among the nation's weary populace, something Japan needs desperately” (WSJ.com, 9/8). Each of the cities “had been seen as an imperfect choice” (FT.com, 9/8). Chicago Tribune's Philip Hersh on his Twitter feed writes, "Conventional wisdom is Tokyo win hurts US chances for 2024 by giving Europe cities a chance. And 2024 is 100th anniv of last Paris games."