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Tokyo organizers cite rise in support

Updated: August 28, 2013, 3:56 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Heading into the final days of the race to host the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo organizers say public support for the bid has risen to 92 percent.

Tokyo 2020 organizers didn't say how or when the poll was conducted but said the newest figures, up from 70 percent in the previous survey, suggest momentum is building for the bid.

Bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda said "the latest survey result underlines the nation's passion for sport."

The International Olympic Committee will select ...

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