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Tokyo wins the 2020 Olympic bid, but with no Baseball or Softball

The 2020 Olympic games went to Tokyo after the members of the OIC voted the Japanese city in over Madrid and Istanbu. The vote took place at the 125th Session of the OIC in Buenos Aires on the  7th. On the 8th the Committee vote on the 25 core sports as well as the 26th sport that will now be inserted for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. On the shortlist was the historic Olympic sport, Wrestling, the combination of Baseball and Softball, and Squash. Taking the vote was Wrestling with 49 votes, 25 votes ahead of Baseball and Softball, and 27 more then Squash. The vote means that it’s now going to officially be a Japanese Olympics without a sport that is well known to its citizens, the very same sport that has been know to capture large audiences at its National team events as well as numbers as high as a 51% share in terms of a National TV audience.

On the 10th Thomas Bach of Germany was elected as the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following two rounds of votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bach was chosen over fellow presidential candidates Sergey Bubka of Ukraine, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, Ser Miang Ng of Singapore, Denis Oswald of Switzerland, and Ching-kuo Wu of Chinese Taipei.

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