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Games of the XXXII Olympiad: 2020

2020 Summer Olympics

Last modified: 2014-05-29 by zoltán horváth
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On September 7, 2013, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul's 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with Istanbul. Tokyo, which also bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, previously hosted the Games in 1964.
Zoltan Horvath, 02 February 2014

The Flag

The logo was designed by fourth year student Ai Shimamine, who participated in a design competition to create a logo for Tokyo's bid. The circular wreath of cherry blossoms, Japan's most celebrated flower, takes the cake for cultivating a happy, peaceful, and comforting feeling, setting Tokyo apart from the playing field. The circular shape symbolizes a sense of eternity; accompanied by the playful cherry blossoms, it further evolves to express the eternal happiness which the Games inspire. Each individual petal within the circular wreath shape of the cherry blossoms represents the interconnectivity and interdependence of the world.
Zoltan Horvath, 02 February 2014