The International Olympics Committee (IOC) named Tokyo host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on September 7. IOC President Jacques Rogge awarded Tokyo the win after a head-to-head runoff with Istanbul. The 2020 Summer Olympics will mark the capital city’s second time hosting the games; the first time was in 1964.Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
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