Tokyo to host 2020 Summer Olympics
Published: 08th September 2013 01:25 PM | Last Updated: 08th September 2013 01:26 PM
Scores gathered at the foot of the Tokyo Metropolitan government building on Sunday to celebrate and shout their delight in the form of three 'Banzais' after the 2020 summer Olympic Games were awarded to the Japanese capital. Tokyo convincingly beat rivals Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games for the second time. The designer of the cherry blossom wreath which serves as the logo of the Tokyo 2020 games, Ai Shimamine, said that she designed the logo in just a month, with the hope that the country's capital city would be re-energised.