Tokyo defeated Istabul 60-36 in the final vote to win the right to host the 2020 games. Despite the problems at Fukushima, Japan presented itself as the safest choice with Spain's economic woes and the current conflict in Syria possibly challenging safety concerns.
Another factor in the decision is the fact that the next 3 Olympics are experiencing problems.The choice of Tokyo bucked the IOC's recent trend of taking chances on host cities -- Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Games, Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics and Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Games.
Preparations for Sochi have been overshadowed by cost overruns, a record $51 billion budget, security worries and an international outcry over Russia's anti-gay legislation. There are mounting concerns among the IOC over construction delays in Rio.
If you guy are eventually gonna do a meet in Japan, it might as well be when the Olympics are also there!
I should still be here in Tokyo at that time - looking forward to trying to get tickets - to anything - I'll most likely end up watching something I don't care about - like fencing or some shit. Would love to see Mens basketball and watch the US destroy someone - or also just as interesting and dramatic - get destroyed by someone! Just to say I got to go to an Olympic event would be cool.