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Tokyo thrilled to be among 2020 Olympic bid field

Updated: May 24, 2012, 4:49 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Tokyo organizers are delighted that the Japanese capital made the cut to be one of three contenders to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday decided the race for the 2020 Olympics will come down to a contest between Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul. Doha, capital of the Gulf state of Qatar, and Baku, Azerbaijan, were eliminated from the bidding process at IOC meetings held in Quebec City, Canada.

"It is a great pleasure and true honor that ...

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