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Tokyo 2020 bid support lags behind

Staff Report

Madrid has the highest public support for its 2020 Summer Olympics bid, according to the latest figures released by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid committee on Tuesday.

Madrid’s public support stands at 80.7 percent, Istanbul’s is at 73 percent and Tokyo’s 67.

In Tokyo, 21 percent — in a survey of 400 residents — had no opinion of Tokyo’s bid, while 13 percent opposed it, according to a news release.