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Istanbul, Tokyo are finalists for 2020 Olympics; Madrid eliminated

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses the IOC during presentations for 2020 Olympic bids.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Madrid has been eliminated as a host city for the 2020 Olympics, leaving Tokyo and Istanbul to advance to the final round.

adrid initially tied with Istanbul as an also-ran in the voting by the International Olympic Committee. Istanbul won the tiebreak vote 49-45.

The winner will now be determined in a second-round vote between the Japanese and Turkish cities.


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