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Olympics Head to Tokyo in 2020

Tokyo also hosted the Olympics in 1964

Tokyo will host the summer Olympics in 2020, after beating out Istanbul for the honors in a final-round vote, NBC reports.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge made the announcement in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Tokyo, which won the vote 60 to 36 over Istanbul, previously hosted the Olympi games in 1964. Japan most recently hosted the Olympics in 1998, for the winter games in Nagano.

“Tokyo is one of the world’s most fascinating cities, and will provide a spectacular setting for the 2020 Olympic Games,” NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus said. “Tokyo is particularly special to NBC as our rich Olympic heritage began there with the 1964 Olympic Games. We are excited to return in 2020, 54 years later, to broadcast what will be our 17th Olympic Games overall and 11th consecutive, and to bring the stories and performances of the world’s greatest athletes home to American viewers.”