Olympic Games 2020 - level 3

Olympic Games 2020 - level 3

16-09-2013 06:00


Tokyo is celebrating as the Japanese capital won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Residents have gathered outside the Metropolitan Government building to share their delight.

The International Olympic Committee voted for the city which saw off bids from Istanbul and Madrid to succeed London and Rio in hosting the sporting world's most prized events.

"I very much appreciate the strong support the IOC has given to Japan. I sincerely promise that Japan will keep its word and make sure the 2020 Olympic Games will be a success."

Tokyo won by a landslide despite concerns about contaminated water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant where radiation levels have reached a new high.

Difficult words: gather (get together), delight (happiness), sincerely (truly), landslide (most of the votes), despite (even when there are...).

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