Three host city finalists for 2020 Olympics: Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo

Thursday May 24th, 2012

Three cities remain in the running to host the 2020 Summer Olympics following a meeting of the International Olympic Committee executive board in Quebec City: Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. Baku, Azerbaijan, and Doha, Qatar, were eliminated.

Steve Wilson of the Associated Press has the vote breakdown:

(For Olympic wonks, here's the IOC's report on the five contenders, courtesy Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune.)

Of the three finalists, only Tokyo (1964) has previously hosted a Games. Istanbul is bidding for the fifth time overall and Madrid for the third straight Summer Olympics.

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