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Tokyo opens bid with London pitch

Updated: January 10, 2013, 1:31 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Tokyo began its international promotion campaign for the 2020 Olympics in London on Thursday, promising to match or surpass the success of the games held there six months ago.

Getting a jump on rivals Madrid and Istanbul, Tokyo officials outlined their candidacy at a news conference three days after submitting bid documents to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland.

Tokyo played up Japan's economic stability and safety and dismissed concerns about nuclear radiation, ...

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