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2020 Olympics: Six cities enter bids for Summer Games

September 2, 2011 |  1:53 pm


Six cities -- Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan -- submitted bids to the International Olympic Committee by Friday's deadline to host the 2020 Summer Games.

Rome and Tokyo have hosted the Olympics before. Each of the other contenders have previously submitted bids.

Madrid is bidding for a third consecutive time. Tokyo, Doha and Baku are making their second consecutive attempts. Istanbul submitted its fifth overall bid.

The IOC will select the host city by secret ballot on Sept. 7, 2013.


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