Tokyo 2020 Poll Gets “Overwhelming” Support

The latest government survey on the bid for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games reveals that 92 per cent of the public support Tokyo hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The poll was conducted by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Tsunekazu Takeda, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and President of Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese Olympic Committee said, “the vast public support in Tokyo and across Japan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games illustrates the positive momentum that is continuing to build for our bid. The latest survey result underlines the nation’s passion for sport and excitement about both our plans to host a superb Games and global vision to benefit sport”.

Madrid and Istanbul are competing with Tokyo for the 2020 Games and the IOC will select the host city next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina.