In pictures: Tokyo wins 2020 Olympics bid
September 9, 2013
People in Istanbul predictably look dejected after the announcement. Baris Acarli / Getty Images
Some Turkish fans will, perhaps, rue the timing of the anti-government protests, which did play a part in Istanbul missing out yet again, despite the city being an attractive venue for the Olympics. Ozan Kose / AFP
Recep Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, reacts alongside Istanbul 2020 delegation members after the verdict. It is another setback for the premier following anti-government protests in the recent past. Daniel Garcia / AFP
No such problems in Tokyo with people seemingly happy with the way the Abe administration has governed this past year. The bid may infuse a new hope in the Japanese people with regard to their economy. Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP
Vendors hand out extra editions of newspapers to people gathering at the Tokyo metropolitan government building, reporting on Tokyo's winning bid. Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP
People spell out the words 'THANK YOU' at the Tokyo metropolitan government building in the morning after. The government must surely enjoy a high favourability rating right now. AFP
Japanese celebrate after Tokyo won the bid. Residents of Tokyo were said to be unenthusiastic about another Games in their city, but that does not seem to be the case on Saturday night. Greg Baker / AP Photo
The night starts off bad for Madrid with the Spanish capital the first to be eliminated. Madrid initially tied with Istanbul as an also-ran in the voting but Istanbul won the tiebreak vote 49-45. The winner will now be determined in a second-round vote be???
Back in Buenos Aires, Abe and the campaign team pose with Rogge, who stated that, perhaps, members of his organisation were put off by doping scandals in Spain and Turkey and voted for Tokyo given Japanese athletes' clean record so far. Victor Caivano / A???
As Tokyo celebrates on Sunday, passersby are allowed to walk on Ginza street, which is closed off to traffic. Shuji Kajiyama / AP Photo
Japanese Olympians celebrate, too, with Tokyo municipal government officials. Itsuo Inouye / AP Photo
Japanese children are seen reading copies of sports papers' special editions printed to mark the winning bid. Shizuo Kambayashi / AP Photo
Both leaders seem to be treading different path in their political careers at the moment. Arne Dedert / EPA
Tokyo wins with 60 votes to Istanbul's 36. It is in large part due to the aggressive campaigning by Shinzo Abe, centre right, the Japanese prime minister, and Naoki Inose, centre left, Tokyo's governor. Ian Watson / AP Photo
Prime minister Abe, seen celebrating with the camapign team, is certainly having a great second term as leader of his country. His party has control over both houses of parliament and the Japanese economy is gradually rebounding thanks to his policies. Ma???
It is Tokyo's third successful bid for the summer games. The Japanese capital also won bids in 1940 and 1964. While the games were not held in 1940, due to World War II, the city went on to host a memorable one 24 years later. Juan Mabromata / AFP
Yuki Ota, the Japanese fencer, cries after the announcement. It is an emotional moment for the Japanese delegation whose campaign itself was highly charged, much like London 2012's was nine years earlier. Marcos Brindicci / Reuters
In an unprecedented move by Japan's bidding committee, the country's princess Takamado speaks during the ceremony. Princess Takamado - or for that matter the Japanese royal family - usually stays away from any kind of campaigning. This time, though, they ???
Spain's crown prince Felipe and the princess Letizia leave after their final presentation in Buenos Aires. Prince Felipe puts on a brave face, saying he expected Spain to rebound from the disappointment and make a bid for future games. Ivan Fernandez / AP???
Abe, who allayed IOC's fears over contaminated water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, has a few words with Erdogan, whose country has been affected to some extent by the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Ian Walton / Reuters
It works! Jacques Rogge, the IOC president, announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 summer Olympics. Fabrice Coffrini / Reuters
It is the fifth time the city has floated a bid to host the games. Murad Sezer / Reuters
It will be back to the drawing board for the Turkish public. Murad Sezer / Reuters
A Japanese tourist hanging out at Sultan Ahmed Square, in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, watches as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gets ready to vote for which city should host the 2020 summer games - Madrid, Istanbul or Tokyo. AP Photo
A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan's reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city's bid to host the 2020 games has given this aging nation a chance to revive its sagging spirits and stagnating economy. Toru Hanai???