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www.wmfd.com - Residents of Tokyo are still basking in the victory of winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics, but some people question whether this is a smart decision in light of the radioactive leaks in Fukushima. }}" />

   
 
 
Excitement Across The Capital As Olympics To Return To Tokyo

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 9/10/2013

Residents of Tokyo are still basking in the victory of winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics. But some people question whether this is a smart decision in light of the radioactive leaks in Fukushima. Paula Hancocks has the details. Tokyo residents rush to read the news. The greatest sporting event on earth will be back here in 2020. We will show the world what Japan is, this young man shouts, stay tuned! "I am so happy our children will experience the Olympics," says one resident. "I'm so excited." This was the moment Tokyo saw the result of years of planning and hard work. There were cheers, tears and gold ticker tape in Tokyo, not bad for 5:20 on a Sunday morning. Tokyo had billed itself as a safe pair of hands in uncertain times, clearly what the Olympic Committee wanted this time around. Even concerns over radiation spikes and fresh toxic water leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant could not derail this bid. "If I was foreign countries people, I think Tokyo and Japan is dangerous, but I'm Japanese so I just believe," said one resident. Celebrations played on across the city Sunday, including a human message to the Olympic Committee. Not everyone's delighted though. Some question the wisdom of injecting billions of dollars into Tokyo when the northeast coast, ravaged by the tsunami of 2011 still needs rebuilding. Add to that, the ongoing nuclear crisis and critics say this money earmarked for the summer games, could be far better spent elsewhere.
   
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