Trio of bid cities give 2020 Olympic files to IOC

Updated: January 7, 2013, 10:14 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Exactly eight months before the vote, the race for the 2020 Summer Games moved into a crucial phase Monday when the three candidate cities submitted their bid plans to the International Olympic Committee.

Leaders from Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo handed over their documents at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, setting the stage for the final months of an international campaign by three cities bidding again after previous defeats.

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