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Tokyo 2020 bid gains support

Updated: March 5, 2013, 7:44 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- A new poll by the IOC shows that public support for Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics has increased to 70 percent, up from 47 percent in May.

Tokyo bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda announced the new figures Tuesday on the second day of the IOC evaluation committee's visit to inspect the Japanese capital's plans for the games.

"It demonstrates Tokyo's unmatched passion for sport and desire to host the2020 Games," Takeda said. "I think the record showing by Japanese athletes ...

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