POSTED: August 27th 2013

Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid gains key boost of 92% public support

Last year's post London 2012 parade really got the people excited about the bid / Kishimoto
Last year's post London 2012 parade really got the people excited about the bid / Kishimoto

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Tokyo 2020 bid to host the summer Games has gained a big boost just eleven days from the final vote counting 92% domestic public support for the Olympic plan to bring the world’s largest sporting event back to the city.

The government carried out a new poll gauging the public support carried out by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the nation is riding a wave of Olympic Fever with the vote coming up in about ten days.

“The vast public support in Tokyo and across Japan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games illustrates the positive momentum that is continuing to build for our bid,” said IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and the Tokyo bid, Tsunekazu Takeda.

“The latest survey result underlines the nation’s passion for sport and excitement about both our plans to host a superb Games and global vision to benefit sport.”

All three of the cities Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are traveling to Buenos Aires for the IOC session which will get started next week. This meeting promises to be the most hotly debated in the history of the Olympic Movement as the assembly will choose their 2020 Olympics city, finalize the sports on the Olympic program and last but extremely important elect a new leader for the next eight years.

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