2020 Olympic Games

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Man Evicted to Make Way for Olympics … Again

Kohei Jinno was also evicted in Tokyo in 1964

(Newser) - You might call being evicted to make way for an Olympic stadium once a stroke of bad luck. But twice in one lifetime? Kohei Jinno, a tobacco shop owner in Tokyo, knows exactly how that feels. Newsy reports: More »

It's Back: Wrestling Rejoins the Olympics

IOC votes to reinstate it for 2020 Games

(Newser) - Just seven months after it got dumped by the IOC , wrestling has been officially reinstated for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reports the AP . The sport swatted away challengers for a spot at the Games with ease: Wrestling won 49 votes to 24 votes for baseball-softball and 22 for squash. "... More »

Tokyo Snags the 2020 Olympics

Beats Istanbul, Madrid, despite concerns about Fukushima

(Newser) - Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting today by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie... More »

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