Tokyo 2020: Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster site could host Olympic events

IOC president Thomas Bach is holding talks with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in the city Tokyo 2020 Olympic events could be held in part of Japan hit by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in a bid to cut costs. Rowing canoe/kayak ... ( read original story ...)

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