Olympics: Tokyo Games will create hope: City governor
BUENOS AIRES, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (AFP) - Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics will help Japan recover from its devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the city's governor Naoki Inose said on Saturday.
"By hosting the 2020 Tokyo Games, we will create hope," he said in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, where members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted for the venue of the Games in seven years time.
"We will offer dreams and hope to future generations and our hosting of the Games will accelerate the recovery of Japan's tsunami-affected area.
"We will promote the Olympic Movement globally in an effort to create a 'peaceful and better world'.