A survey shows that more than 70 percent of the public wants Tokyo to host the 2016 Olympics, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday.

Of 1,000 Tokyoites and 2,000 people in other prefectures aged 15 or older, 70.2 percent want the Olympics to be held in the capital and 20.4 percent said they do not, the survey found. Support among Tokyoites was 68.6 percent, while support outside Tokyo came to 71 percent.

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