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Switzerland IOC Tokyo
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Summary: Tokyo delegation give news conference on their 2020 Olympics bid
Story No: 898930
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 07/03/2013 03:38 PM
People: Taro Aso
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1. Wide of Japanese officials arriving at briefing

2. Mid of officials

3. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Taro Aso, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister:

"During the 1964 Olympic Games there was not as much excitement as we saw last year, so, what the London Olympic Games gave to us was very big. It led to a huge support by the citizens. In 2011, we had an earthquake and tsunami - major disasters happening on March 11th. Because of the disasters, Japan gave the impression it was destroyed or completely laid down, but after all, we wanted to raise up again. This spear of spirit of wanting to raise again would even be strengthened by the perspective of the Games in 2020. We can show to the rest of the world we have recovered. So much thanks for your support."

4. Cutaway of Japanese officials

5. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Taro Aso, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister:

"Various events will be held in Tokyo and other places in the country. That would make Japanese people very excited. They would be inspired and have a great emotional experience. Would there be any other event which would excite the Japanese as much as this one?"

6. Wide of Japanese officials standing at end of briefing

7. Mid of officials posing for photographs

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Delegates from Japan's 2020 Olympic bid committee said on Wednesday that hosting the Games would be an important part of the country's recovery, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Tokyo made their presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday as the city tries to galvanise support for their bid to host the international event in seven years time.

Japan's deputy prime minister Taro Aso said that the country's spirit would be bolstered by a winning Olympic bid.

"In 2011, we had an earthquake and tsunami - major disasters happening on March 11th. Because of the disasters, Japan gave the impression it was destroyed or completely laid down, but after all, we wanted to raise up again," said Aso.

Tokyo is bidding to host the Games for the first time since 1964.

In attendance during the presentation were 86 of the 100 IOC members who will vote on 7 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Japanese capital is up against Istanbul and Madrid.

Early indications suggested that Madrid had made the best impression after each of the bidding cities gave 45 minute presentations.

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Subjects: 2020 Olympic Games, Olympic games, Tsunamis, Accidents and disasters, Summer Olympic games, Events, Natural disasters, General news, Sports, Government and politics
People: Taro Aso
Organisations: Japan Olympic Team, Japan government, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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Argentina IOC
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Summary: Japanese Olympic athletes and Paralympians hold news conference
Story No: 907856
Source: AP TELEVISION
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Date: 09/05/2013 06:03 PM
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In a tight race to land the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo bid leaders tried Thursday to focus on the country's clean record in doping, hoping to turn the spotlight away from the radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan.

"I am proud that no Japanese athlete has ever failed a doping test at Olympic and Paralympic games. Japan has a perfect record," said Yuki Ota, London 2012 fencing silver medallist speaking at a news conference in Argentina's capital.

Ota, a two-time silver medallist in fencing, was one of a dozen athletes who participated in the International Olympic Committee news conference in Buenos Aires to promote Tokyo's bid.

Ota gave some insight into some of the content of Japan's 2020 bid presentation that the delegation will deliver on Saturday.

"Speaking as an athlete, I am very happy that our presentation addresses one of the biggest threats facing sport today: doping," Ota said.

Children are taught about doping ethics at school and the athletes said doping goes against their collective sense of ethics.

Daichi Suzuki, a 1988 Olympic swimming gold medallist and a member of WADA's athletes committee added, "We find it really hard to understand why you would cheat, that's just the sort of people the Japanese are. That's why we are really proud of this (clean doping record)."

International worries stemming from the radiation leaks from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant damaged by the 2011 Tsunami have beset the Japanese bid.

Yuko Arakida, Tokyo 2020 Sports director and 1976 volleyball gold medallist said, "Of course, we athletes would like for this (Fukushima) problem to be resolved quickly, but what we can do here is to convey our thought that hosting the Olympics would cheer the children and people from the (2011 tsunami) disaster areas."

IOC members will pick the host city on Saturday with Madrid and Istanbul also in the running.

All three cities present liabilities and IOC members may settle for the bid with the fewest problems.

Istanbul has faced questions about a string of embarrassing doping cases and a civil war in Syria on its border.

Madrid has also tried to deflect inquires about doping and the 27 percent unemployment rate in one of Europe's largest economies.

Tokyo is seen as the favourite, although the race is viewed as too close to call.

British bookmaker Ladbrokes lists Tokyo as the favourite at odds of 4-6, meaning a 6 US dollar bet will return 4 US dollar plus the original stake.

Madrid and Istanbul are the outsiders. Madrid is 11-4 and Istanbul is 3-1.

1. Wide of group of 15 Japanese Olympians posing for photographs with document 'The Japan Team Athlete Declaration'

2. Pull out of current and former Japanese athletes shouting "Let's wish for the Olympics and Paralympic (Games)!"

3. Wide of news conference

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Yuki Ota, London 2012 fencing silver medallist:

"Speaking as an athlete, I am very happy our presentation addresses one of the biggest threats facing sport today: doping. I am proud that no Japanese athlete has ever failed a doping test at Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan has a perfect record."

5. Mid of athletes at news conference

6. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Daichi Suzuki, president of Japan Swimming Federation and gold medallist at 1988 Seoul Olympics:

"We find it really hard to understand why you would cheat, that's just the sort of people the Japanese are. That's why we are really proud of this (of our clean doping record)."

7. Mid of media at news conference

8. Mid of Japanese athletes

9. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Yuko Arakida, Tokyo 2020 Sports director and volleyball gold medallist at 1976 Montreal Olympics:

"Of course, we athletes would like for this problem (referring to radioactive water leaks) to be resolved quickly, but what we can do here is to convey our thought that hosting the Olympics would cheer the children and people from the (2011 tsunami) disaster areas."

10. Wide of news conference

11. Close of sign outside International Olympic Committee meeting venue reading "125th IOC Session, 7-10 September 2013 Buenos Aires"

12. People arriving to attend meeting

13. Police outside hotel

14. Security beside Olympic logo, people entering

15. Wide exterior of IOC meeting venue

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Subjects: Doping, Summer Paralympic Games, Fencing, Swimming, Volleyball games, Volleyball, Nuclear power plant accidents, Summer Olympic games, 2020 Olympic Games, Sports governance, Olympic games, Radiation accidents, 2012 London Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Disability sports, Sports, Events, Aquatics, Industrial accidents, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, General news, Nuclear power plant accidents
Organisations: Japan Olympic Team, International Olympic Committee
Locations: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
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Japan 2020 Celebration
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Summary: Official celebrations get underway after Tokyo wins 2020 Olympic Games bid
Story No: 908265
Source: AP TELEVISION
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Date: 09/08/2013 04:40 AM
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Thousands of residents gathered in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan City building on Sunday after Tokyo won the race to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid.

Chanting "Banzai" - a typical Japanese celebratory yell after big victories - they celebrated the announcement that was made earlier by the International Olympic Committee from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tokyo Deputy Governor, Toshiyuki Akiyama, thanked Tokyo residents for their support in the campaign and urged them to keep working in preparation of the Games.

"We cannot prepare for the Olympics without your help and support. So, I urge you to give us more of your help and support. I sincerely thank you," said Akiyama.

Tokyo residents seated in groups, forming the words "Thank You" for the successful bid.

"Maybe my kids can take some sports lessons and participate in the Olympics," said one of the residents, 39-year-old physician Yoko Tanimono, welcoming the IOC's decision.

"Even watching how well Japanese athletes performed at the Olympics in London on TV was moving and encouraging. So, I think it is wonderful that my kids will be able to get this feeling right here," said Kazumine Matsuzaki, a 38-year-old company employee.

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalising on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" at a time of global political and economic turmoil, and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting by the International Olympic Committee.

Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

Tokyo held its first Olympics back in 1964.

1. Mid of Tokyo residents and city officials celebrating outside the Tokyo Metropolitan City office, UPSOUND "Banzai" - a typical Japanese celebratory yell after big victories

2. Wide of cheerleaders performing

3. Mid of people watching performance

4. More of cheerleaders performing

5. Tilt down from Tokyo Metropolitan City office to gathered crowd

6. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Toshiyuki Akiyama, Tokyo Deputy Governor:

"We cannot prepare for the Olympics without your help and support. So, I urge you to give us more of your help and support. I sincerely thank you."

7. Mid of Tokyo residents cheering using celebratory batons that read "Tokyo 2020"

8. Pan right of Tokyo residents seated in groups forming "Thank You"

9. Close of group of residents

10. Close of group of residents seated forming letter H

11. More of residents clapping batons

12. Wide of Tokyo residents seated in groups forming "Thank You"

13. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Yoko Tanimono, 39, physician, VOX POP:

"Maybe my kids can take some sports lessons and participate in the Olympics."

14. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Kazumine Matsuzaki, 38, company employee, VOX POP:

"Even watching how well Japanese athletes performed at the Olympics in London on TV was moving and encouraging. So, I think it is wonderful that my kids will be able to get this feeling right here."

15. Wide pan of Tokyo residents seated in groups forming "Thank You"

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Subjects: 2020 Olympic Games, Olympic games, Sports governance, Celebrity, Summer Olympic games, Events, Sports, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment
Organisations: Japan Olympic Team
Locations: Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan
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Argentina IOC
Title:
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Summary: Japanese media comment on their country's successful bid for 2020 Olympic games
Story No: 908325
Source: AP TELEVISION
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Date: 09/08/2013 04:03 PM
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Japanese journalists continued on Sunday to celebrate the nation's selection to host the 2020 Olympic Games, as they covered the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Buenos Aires.

A slight favourite ahead of the IOC vote on Saturday, Japan's capital defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round with Madrid eliminated in the first round.

Masahiro Shibata, correspondent for Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun, said he was very proud of Japan's achievement.

"Personally, yes, I am very happy. I think Tokyo had a good preparation and good demonstration (during the) presentation," he said.

The mass circulation Asahi Shimbun issued a special edition to mark Tokyo's victory.

Tokyo, which promoted its bid as the reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty, had been on the defensive in the final days of the campaign because of mounting concerns over the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Shibata said it was important to "separate" Fukushima's problems from Tokyo's credibility as a host city.

In Buenos Aires, the Japanese Olympic Committee emphasised that Tokyo was a safe option and that the water and food in Tokyo are as safe as they are in New York, Paris, London or Buenos Aires.

The win comes a half-century after Tokyo first hosted the games in 1964.

To prepare for the 1964 games, Japan rushed to build expressways and introduced its first high-speed "Shinkansen" bullet trains.

The games won it worldwide recognition for its growing affluence and economic power, and were a turning point for the country's athletics, as it captured 16 golds, 29 medals in total, trailing only the United States and Soviet Union.

This time, many consider the Olympics a symbol of recovery both from economic stagnation and from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than

19-thousand people dead or missing on Japan's northeast coast.

1. Exterior of Hilton hotel, the venue for 125th International Olympic Committee session

2. Wide of Hilton entrance and Olympic logos

3. Mid of Japanese journalist holding newspaper with Tokyo celebration pictures in front of camera

4. Close of newspaper photo showing Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrating after announcement

5. Close of newspaper photo showing people celebrating in Tokyo

6. Wide of Japanese media at Hilton entrance

7. Close of security guards

8. Close of sign, reading (English/French) "Welcome to the 125th IOC session"

9. Mid of Japanese reporters at media centre including Masahiro Shibata, a correspondent for Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Masahiro Shibata, correspondent for Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun:

"Personally, yes, I am very happy. I think Tokyo had a good preparation and good demonstration (during the) presentation."

11. Wide of Japanese journalists working at media centre

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Masahiro Shibata, correspondent for Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun:

"As thinking about the safety of Tokyo, I think it doesn't have any relationship with Tokyo and Fukushima, we have to separate the problem."

13. Mid of Argentina newspaper La Naci�n article, reading (Spanish) "The IOC elected Tokyo for the 2020 Games"

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Subjects: 2020 Olympic Games, Newspapers, Olympic games, Sports governance, Journalism, Economy, Media, Summer Olympic games, Events, News media, Sports, Business
Organisations: Japan Olympic Team, Argentina Olympic Team
Locations: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
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