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    So this is happening tomorrow in Buenos Aires. The candidate cities are Madrid, Istanbul, and Tokyo.
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    I hope it's either Tokyo or Istanbul. But not Constantinople. Constantinople got the works. (I'm sorry, I just think of that song every time someone mentions Istanbul.)
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    Well it has been a while since ummm Asia? Tokyo I'm guessing because Spain had it in 1992 and Istanbul is a bit iffy at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    Well it has been a while since ummm Asia? Tokyo I'm guessing because Spain had it in 1992 and Istanbul is a bit iffy at the moment.
    *Cough* Beijing in 2008? *Cough*

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    So I had to look at some of the facilities for Tokyo's plan. They're putting Judo in the Budokan and making a venue for gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic and trampoline). I had thought they'd put gymnastics in the Budokan. Since Judo is mega-popular in Japan it needs a big venue.

    I completely forgot about the sports in contention for inclusion in 2020. Baseball/softball, wrestling, and squash are candidates. The former two sports had been previously removed.

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    Is it selfish of me to want them to host it in Tokyo just because of the manga/film Akira? I mean, granted, that was Neo-Tokyo, in 2019 (somehow), but still...close enough, right?
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    Bring wrestling back...
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    Bring back baseball, IOC, please! It would make me so happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ameri-kun View Post
    Bring back baseball, IOC, please! It would make me so happy!
    I would rather T20 cricket. More countries play that than baseball I guess. Wresting should be back in even though I never watched it.

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    Bring back baseball, IOC, please! It would make me so happy!
    I would rather T20 cricket. More countries play that than baseball I guess. Wresting should be back in even though I never watched it.
    Cricket should definitely be in as well.
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    Well it has been a while since ummm Asia? Tokyo I'm guessing because Spain had it in 1992 and Istanbul is a bit iffy at the moment.
    *Cough* Beijing in 2008? *Cough*
    London 2012, same Continent as Madrid and Istanbul.

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    For the 2020 Olympics, it should be held in most likely Istanbul or Tokyo, because Madrid is too close to London where the recent Olympics were. I'm leaning towards Istanbul since it's in a country where the Olympics have never been held, since Tokyo hosted the 1969 Olympics and Spain hosted the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    Well it has been a while since ummm Asia? Tokyo I'm guessing because Spain had it in 1992 and Istanbul is a bit iffy at the moment.
    Japan has actually hosted the most Olympics of the three countries: Tokyo Summer 1964, Sapporo Winter 1972, and Nagano 1998.

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    Well it has been a while since ummm Asia? Tokyo I'm guessing because Spain had it in 1992 and Istanbul is a bit iffy at the moment.
    Japan has actually hosted the most Olympics of the three countries: Tokyo Summer 1964, Sapporo Winter 1972, and Nagano 1998.
    Yeah but this isn't for winter though.

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    Tokyo is the winner.

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