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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Photos: Reaction to 2020 host city vote

By news services

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, beating out Istanbul in the final IOC vote. Madrid, the third finalist, was eliminated in an earlier vote.

Here is some reaction from all three delegations after the votes:

Yuki Ota
The Tokyo delegation celebrates its win Saturday. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics, and billed itself as the safe and reliable choice for the 2020 bid.
The Tokyo delegation drew criticism during the campaign because of concerns over the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Turkey IOC delegation
Turkey's delegation reacts after losing out on the bid. Tokyo beat Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting by the IOC.
Local residents react after Madrid was eliminated in early voting. One of the concerns surrounding the city was the country's high unemployment rate and overall economic stability.
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, who was a former Olympic sailor and the country's flag-bearer at the 1992 Barcelona Games, said he thought holding the event during difficult economic times was an "opportunity" for the country.