Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics
The one major concern about the Tokyo bid was reports of radioactive water leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Prime Minister of Japan personally guaranteed that the water will not affect Tokyo.
Tokyo won the final vote 60-36 over Istanbul. The first vote produced a tie for second between Istanbul and Madrid, with a latter being eliminated in a runoff. This was Istanbul's 5th consecutive Summer Olympics bid.
Tomorrow the IOC will determine the final sport to be included in the 2020 Games. The candidates are baseball/softball, squash, and wrestling, in its last chance to avoid the chopping block for at least one Olympics.