Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda speaks during a reception after the Japan Sports 100th anniversary commemorative celebration ceremony in Tokyo on July 16, 2011. Tokyo ... more 
Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda speaks during a reception after the Japan Sports 100th anniversary commemorative celebration ceremony in Tokyo on July 16, 2011. Tokyo formally announced its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Saturday, aiming to boost Japan's recovery from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. JOC president Tsunekazu Takeda said that his executive committee approved Tokyo's second straight bid for a Summer Games at a special meeting earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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