Tokyo: Japan’s official candidate for 2016 Olympics

On Thursday, April 11, Tokyo beat Fukuoka to become Japan’s official candidate to host the 2016 Olympics.

Tokyo, which had emphasised its robust finances and international recognition, won by 33 to 22 votes from a 55-member panel of sporting federations and Japan’s Olympic Committee.

Tokyo hosted the summer Olympics in 1964, and is expected to compete against San Francisco, Chicago or Los Angeles, plus other cities possibly including Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and New Delhi.

I wonder where on Earth I will be in 2016! How about you?


Cool poster from acclaimed documentary film by Kon Ichikawa (1965). “Tokyo Olympiad keeps its focus more on the atmosphere of the games and the human side of the athletes instead of concentrating only on the winners and the results.” – Wikipedia. His wife Natto Wada helped write the script.

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