Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics
Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Japanese capital beat out Istanbul, Turkey in the final round of voting Saturday afternoon. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting at IOC meetings in Buenos Aires.
Tokyo stressed its safety and certainty following the problems in Sochi and Rio de Janeiro.
The Spanish capital had boasted its low-budget pitch would become a model for future games, and Istanbul pointed to a first Olympics in Turkey and first in a majority Muslim country.
The IOC will also vote on a new president and a new Olympic sport this weekend as well.