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Tokyo Selected as Host of 2020 Olympics: VIDEO


Tokyo, Japan is celebrating tonight after beating out Madrid and Istanbul as the host of the 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

Watch IOC President Jacques Rogge make the announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Tokyo and Madrid were finalists when Chicago famously lost out to Rio (and Tokyo and Madrid).

    Posted by: MIke | Sep 7, 2013 6:32:32 PM

  2. A gold medal and radiation poisoning. Just as the Greeks intended.

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 7, 2013 6:34:03 PM

  3. As far as Japanese are concerned LGBT people don't exist (except in porn)

    Posted by: Abe | Sep 7, 2013 6:36:25 PM

  4. I don't think there were too much interest here in Spain with the current situation, but it's quite disapointing being eliminated befor Istambul when our candidature was far better.
    Everytime it's the same, one of the best punctuations in infraestructures to be early eliminated.
    And corruption couldn't be the problem in an institution as corrupted as the IOC

    Posted by: jjose712 | Sep 7, 2013 6:43:57 PM

  5. What ABE said.

    I guess the Japanese paid the biggest bribes?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 7, 2013 6:58:46 PM

  6. Whatever shine the Olympics once had is already gone for me.

    Posted by: mike128 | Sep 7, 2013 7:17:20 PM

  7. Ah yes, another corruption opportunity. Too bad Jacques won't be around to revel in it. Tokyo, another city taking the opportunity to lose money... But it's the prestige!!!!!

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Sep 7, 2013 10:02:54 PM

  8. #SaveOlympicWrestling

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Sep 8, 2013 1:00:10 AM

  9. Some of you are just ignorant idiots. I am in Tokyo right now. Tokyo is a safe and great city. And Japanese people are very polite and civilized.

    Posted by: Red | Sep 8, 2013 3:08:52 AM

  10. Jacques is getting OLD!!

    finalists( Madrid was eliminated before the final vote) barely get the word Tokyo out of that mouth

    who the heck would travel to Istanbul nowadays
    I ain't looking at Russia..TCM better have good movies on

    Posted by: Tony C | Sep 8, 2013 3:19:29 AM

  11. It's funny. Cause many Japanese athletes have done gay porn.

    Posted by: litper | Sep 8, 2013 4:28:03 AM

  12. Who would go to Istanbul??? Who wouldn't. It's one of the coolest cities, though I will concede infrastructure and management weaknesses.

    Here's the thing: they won't give it to a developing country, recently developing country, or a member of Europe's Poor Four. It's that simple. Brazil and China don't count because they're massive economic superpowers.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 8, 2013 9:16:47 AM

  13. Video removed by the user. :(

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 8, 2013 5:11:33 PM

  14. Now what or where do we begin the protest? I'm confused since the Russia thing. Maybe we can come up with something. Someone is always against us.

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 8, 2013 6:40:36 PM

  15. Wow, great news! Congratulations, Tokyo!

    Posted by: Reason | Sep 8, 2013 7:15:31 PM

  16. HAHAHAHAHAHA, WHAT!? WHAT!? WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF TOKYO!? That is like #1 worst place to have them. God, ZERO ROOM, ZERO transit (Yes they have trains, but they are at capacity!), just terrible! Not to mention horrible people, the people of Tokyo are rude, racist, goddamn, what a horrible choice.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 9, 2013 11:12:05 AM

  17. @Red, I assume you are white? They are pretty civil to white people.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 9, 2013 11:13:02 AM

  18. Tokyo is okay but a bit boring. Madrid would have been much more colorful. Istanbul would have been a nutty choice.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 9, 2013 12:41:26 PM

  19. I'm an Asian and I think you are an idiot.

    Posted by: Red | Sep 10, 2013 12:17:51 AM

  20. @Fenrox

    I think you are an idiot. Japan is safer than many, if not most other countries. I've never seen Japanese people committing "Hate Crime" against someone based on race or sexuality. In the US, i've experienced racism almost everyday of my life because i'm Asian.

    Posted by: Red | Sep 10, 2013 12:27:48 AM

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