With the International Olympic Committee announcing that it has awarded to Japan the rights to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, millions of Japanese are excited for the return of the biggest sports event that they last hosted in 1964. This time, though, the games will be held in the immediate vicinity of the capital Tokyo, and it is expected that they will leave nothing to chance in an effort to impress the world.
Tokyo beat out two European cities: Madrid and Istanbul. The winning bid was attributed largely to Japan's moderately robust economy and the multiple sports facilities that are already available. Japan has also committed to building new facilities and to renovate existing ones.
Here are some of the places that will host the games. Even if the Games are still seven years away, it's always good to know where to go this early.
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