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Football: Tokyo's 2020 Olympic win impacts Germany's Euro 2020 bid

Published on Sep 8, 2013 7:50 PM
 
President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Sept 7, 2013. The awarding of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games to Tokyo means Germany is set to miss out on their chance to host the final of the 2020 European football championships. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - The awarding of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games to Tokyo means Germany is set to miss out on their chance to host the final of the 2020 European football championships.

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 games on Saturday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires, beating rival bids from Istanbul and Madrid.

Prior to the decision, the German Football Federation (DFB) had said they would withdraw their bid against Istanbul to host the Euro 2020 final, if the Turkish city was unsuccessful in their Olympic bid.

The DFB has already decided Munich's Allianz Arena, home of European champions Bayern Munich, is their candidate to potentially host Euro 2020 matches with Uefa set to announce the 13 host cities, and which games they will stage, in September 2014.

 
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