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Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby Juan Cena » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:12 pm

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The International Olympic Committee on Saturday chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, a bid that beat out Istanbul in final voting at the organization’s meetings in Buenos Aires.

The Japanese capital, which hosted the Olympics in 1964, overcame concerns regarding nuclear fallout from the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Japan and compromised a power plant just 150 miles from Tokyo. The 2020 Olympics will be the first in Japan since 1998, when Nagano hosted the Winter Olympics.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/tokyo-will-host-2020-summer-olympics-beating-out-istanbul-and-madrid/2013/09/07/3952a5bc-17e3-11e3-804b-d3a1a3a18f2c_story.html
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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby achilles » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Congrats to Tokyo and Japan! I think they should do a great job. Now if only wrestling can keep its spot...
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Postby Herald » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Congratulations, Tokyo! I know you'll put on an exciting Olympics! :-D

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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby GOSD » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:58 pm

I hope they all wear radioactive suits! :shock: :D

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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby The Shadow » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:40 pm

I thought Barcelona had it as they finished 2nd last time and have many of the venues already built!

I hope they stop the dolphin slaughter in the wake of this... no need..... :smt011

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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby achilles » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:20 pm

The Shadow wrote:I thought Barcelona had it as they finished 2nd last time and have many of the venues already built!

I hope they stop the dolphin slaughter in the wake of this... no need..... :smt011


Madrid actually.
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Postby sdsichero » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:38 am

The Shadow wrote:I thought Barcelona had it as they finished 2nd last time and have many of the venues already built!

I hope they stop the dolphin slaughter in the wake of this... no need..... :smt011

But what would I have for dinner?

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Postby sdsichero » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:41 am

My friend and I were talking about this and I really want them to add an anime and tokusatsu flair. It would be so cool :D

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Does radioactive mutation count as a performance enhancing drug?
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S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Does radioactive mutation count as a performance enhancing drug?


Why do you hate Muties?

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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby Juan Cena » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:54 am

sdsichero wrote:
Why do you hate Muties?


Because Muties are passe. Inhumans are in now.
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Postby Mr. Log » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:47 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Does radioactive mutation count as a performance enhancing drug?


Nope, but it is a new event.

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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby Juan Cena » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:49 pm

On a related front, wrestling will remain in the Olympics for 2020.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/09/08/olympic-wrestling-wins-ioc-vote-2020/2781887/
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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby Grayson » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:59 pm

Juan Cena wrote:On a related front, wrestling will remain in the Olympics for 2020.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/09/08/olympic-wrestling-wins-ioc-vote-2020/2781887/


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Re: Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Juan Cena wrote:On a related front, wrestling will remain in the Olympics for 2020.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/09/08/olympic-wrestling-wins-ioc-vote-2020/2781887/



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