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Tokyo governor apologizes

Updated: April 30, 2013, 4:43 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose apologized Tuesday for making critical comments about rival candidate Istanbul in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics.

Inose, who is also chairman of the bid committee, was quoted in The New York Times last weekend suggesting that Istanbul is less developed and less equipped to host the Games than the Japanese capital.

Inose was quoted saying, "Islamic countries, the only thing they share in common is Allah and they are fighting with each other, and they ...

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