posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 12:41 PM
reply to post by RobertAntonWeishaupt
It was quite predictable though. There was not much of a choice between the final candidates and the Tokyo got a strong win.
The final three involved Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo.
Istanbul was a very strong candidate, although them being neighbours with regions, where the tensions currently lie (Syria) at became their weakness
(after being their main strength and marketing point at first).
Also their recent doping scandal had a very bad timing.
Madrid as a city is in huge debt and has very high unemployment. As a location, it would have fit the Olympic Games perfectly, although their
economical status is too unstable to take up such a responsibility, especially considering how much money organising such event requires at first.
Economically Tokyo was the strongest candidate and they managed to sell their points very well, including the safety from the Fukushima.