Skip to comments.Tokyo pushes safety, compact size in second pitch for 2020 Olympics
Posted on 06/16/2013 11:33:42 PM PDT by TexGrill
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND In a presentation here Saturday, Tokyo said that it is the best city to host the 2020 Summer Olympics because of its safe environment and repeated its plan to deliver a compact games.
At a general meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees, Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and head of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, said that holding the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the heart of the capital will have a spirit of celebration and passion that will be unforgettable for athletes and fans.
During its 15-minute second presentation at the ANOC meeting, which brought together officials from the National Olympic Committees of 201 countries and regions, Rie Tanaka, a gymnast from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, said Japan has an unmatched passion for sport. She said the thought of the worlds greatest athletes competing in Tokyo is truly inspiring.
The Tokyo presentation team stressed that 85 percent of the venues will be within 8 km of the Olympic village and that accommodations for officials from participating countries and regions can be secured in districts near the city center.
The team also said Tokyo is the safest city in the world, based on a survey of 75,000 travelers. The skyline is beautiful and the roads are clean, it said, adding that taxi drivers are friendly.
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I hope they do get the Summer Olympics. I’d start planning right away.
Obama made the world hate America - if he were Republican.
Chicago would need to build venues....Soldier Field isn’t built for track/field events. And....would have to build an Olympic Village
Tokyo....as crammed as it is...has the venues and transport infrastructure ....although it may be uncomfortable for obese Euro and No Am visitors
Japan could use a good Olympics—I’d be glad to see them get it.
Was Tokyo affected by to an extent from that earthquake/tsunnami?
It would help the lead business. With all of the radioactivity in Tokyo the athletes will all be wearing lead jackets.
Of course they will have that all cleaned up by then.