PARIS (Kyodo) It is highly symbolic that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are considering being joint candidates for cohosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, but a successful bid will require more that that, International Olympic Committee Vice President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

“A bid including Hiroshima and Nagasaki has a highly symbolic significance. But it is not enough. Of course it would represent highly symbolic values, but the bid cannot be successful with that only,” said Bach.

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