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Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Tokyo To Bid For 2016 Olympics

The Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, has said that Tokyo will bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2016 or later.

The Tokyo metropolitan government will appoint an officer to head the bid on October 1st, and set up a preparatory committee by the end of October.

Bids don't need to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee until 2007. The host city will be selected in 2009.

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