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New poll reveals 92 percent support for Tokyo 2020 bid

03 Sep 2013
Tokyo, Japan: As the Olympic Movement builds up to the IOC vote to decide the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday, September 7, a new poll has revealed an overwhelming 92% public support in Japan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.The latest government survey underlined the nation’s passion for a Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The survey was conducted by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

IOC Member and President of Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, said: “The vast public support in Tokyo and across Japan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games illustrates the positive momentum that is continuing to build for our bid.
“The latest survey result underlines the nation’s passion for sport and excitement about both our plans to host a superb Games and global vision to benefit sport.”

The three candidate cities, Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid, will make their final presentations to the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday before the vote is taken at around 3.45pm local time.

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