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Ng Ser Miang: Tokyo will be a 'great' Games

07 Sep 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina: IOC Vice President and OCA Executive Board member Ng Ser Miang has congratulated Tokyo on winning the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mr Ng, Chairman of the OCA's influential Advisory Committee made up of Asian IOC members, said: "First of all I must commend all three of the bidding cities for their exceptional campaigns and presentations. The race to host the 2020 Games was closely contested from start to finish with all three cities demonstrating excellence and sophistication when it comes to delivering world class bids.

"My heart goes out to Istanbul and Madrid and their many supporters who worked tirelessly throughout the bid process.I have met bid leaders and their teams throughout this epic campaign and I have been deeply impressed by their dedication, commitment and passion. Many have become close personal friends.

"Finally, I wish to congratulate Tokyo on their success and wish them the very best in the seven years ahead. I look forward to a great Games in Tokyo in 2020."

The Singaporean is one of six candidates to succeed IOC President Jacques Rogge when the Belgian stands down on Tuesday after 12 years in office.
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