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OSAKA — Some 600 people including politicians, businesspeople and citizens gathered at the Osaka Municipal Central Public Hall to watch the live broadcast of the Japanese Olympic Committee’s announcement that Osaka has been named as a candidate to host the 2008 Olympic Games.

Participants at the meeting, sponsored by the Osaka Olympic Bid Promotion Conference, stood and cheered upon hearing that Osaka defeated Yokohama 29 to 17 in the JOC vote.

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