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SBD Global/April 18, 2013/Olympics

Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno Says Tokyo 'One Of The Safest Cities In The World'

Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno vowed Tuesday to ensure safety if the city wins the 2020 Summer Games, "as the sporting world reeled from twin blasts at the Boston Marathon," according to the AFP. Mizuno: "First of all, Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world. We'll do our best to prevent any of those wrongdoings." Mizuno played down the possibility of random bombings at the Olympics, and said groups that conduct such acts of violence know it is "not very clever" to target the Olympics and become the "enemy of the whole world." He said that "the bid committee needed to know what has actually happened in Boston before considering whether to review their security plan" (AFP, 4/16).

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