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Madrid ‘favoured’ for Olympic bid via Al Jazeera

Spanish city set to benefit as Syria’s civil war and stricken Fukushima plant threatens Tokyo and Istanbul’s 2020 bids. Fears over radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant and fall-out from the bloody civil war in Syria are hanging over … Continue reading

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2020 Olympics Likely To Go To Madrid: Source via The Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Just three days before the International Olympic Committee is expected to decide which city will host the Summer Games in 2020, an expert familiar with the organization told The Huffington Post Wednesday evening that it seems increasingly … Continue reading

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Abe Says Fukushima Will Be Resolved Before 2020 Olympics via Bloomberg Businessweek

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will tell the International Olympic Committee that leaks of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will pose no problem in hosting the 2020 Olympics. Abe was speaking to reporters as he … Continue reading

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3 days ahead of vote to choose 2020 Olympic host, bid cities fend off concerns via The Washington Post

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three days before the vote to choose the host of the 2020 Olympics, bid officials for Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid were forced to fend off criticism about various aspects of their bids. All three cities present … Continue reading

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Fukushima failures threatening to derail Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics bid via The Telegraph

The team behind Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics Games is scrambling to save its long and expensive campaign from falling victim to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The International Olympic Committee will announce the winner … Continue reading

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