Officials and residents of the coastal city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, welcomed on Tuesday the news that the International Olympic Committee picked its Enoshima Yacht Harbor to host sailing events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The city performed the same role in the last Tokyo Olympics, more than 50 years ago.

"I feel relieved," Fujisawa Mayor Tsuneo Suzuki told reporters Tuesday. "It's an overwhelming feeling the city is experiencing for a second time."