6 cities bid for 2020 Olympics




LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says six cities from Europe, Asia and the Middle East are bidding to host the 2020 Olympics.

Submitting bids by Friday’s deadline were Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan.

There were no surprises, as all six cities had previously announced their bids.

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2013.