TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has formally submitted its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
The Tokyo bid committee delivered the file on Monday to the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline.
Tokyo 2020 President and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said “the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, together with the Japanese people, is truly honored and excited to submit our nation’s application file for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Tokyo bid unsuccessfully for the 2016 Olympics, which were awarded to Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo is now competing with Rome, Madrid, Istanbul, Doha, Qatar and Baku, Azerbaijan.