TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has boasted of its safety, advanced infrastructure and convenience after handing over its bid documents to host the 2020 Olympics.
Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee said, “The bid is highlighting the ability to deliver the games in the heart of the city with guaranteed quality and maximum benefits.”
Leaders from Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo handed over their documents at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, setting the stage for the final months of a campaign between three cities which all lost in previous bids. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, finished third in the voting for 2016.
The IOC will select the host city in a secret ballot in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7.