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SBD Global/April 11, 2013/Olympics

Poll Finds Instanbul Favorite To Be 2020 Host, Squash Top Pick As New Event

The isportconnect 2020 Olympic Games poll asked, “Which bidding city do you think should host the 2020 Olympics?” and “Which sport do you think should be included in the 2020 Olympics?” with Instanbul and squash being the top responses, according to ISPORTCONNECT. After four weeks and nearly 5,000 votes, "Istanbul is the front runner with 44.5% of the votes, with Madrid in second and Tokyo in last with 21% of the votes." Focusing on the eight sports looking to enter the Olympics, "there is an extremely tight battle at the top." Squash is "in the lead with 22.1% of voters opting for the sport." It is closely closely followed by wrestling. Roller sports (5.6%) and baseball/softball (6.9%) "are at the wrong end of the votes" (ISPORTCONNECT, 4/9).
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