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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is celebrating being named as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Japanese capital saw off bids from Istanbul and Madrid to succeed London and Rio in hosting the sporting world's most prized events.

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Tokyo says 'thank you' after landing 2020 Olympics

Officials in Tokyo have offered choreographed thanks as the Japanese capital rejoiced in landing the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

A message reading "thank you" was made up by people sitting in formation at Tokyo's Metropolitan Government Building. Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino
The city has erupted in a party at the IOC's decision to honour it with the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino
The delighted Tokyo public waved inflatable clappers as they celebrated the awarding of the Games. Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino

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