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Turkey stresses commitment to Istanbul 2020 games

Updated: March 24, 2013, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul welcomed the IOC's evaluation committee to Istanbul on Sunday, reaffirming the government's commitment to staging the 2020 Olympic Games and pledging to "deliver on promises."

After four unsuccessful attempts, Turkey is highlighting its strong economy, plans for modern venues and a two-continent backdrop for the games in Istanbul, which straddles both Europe and Asia.

The International Olympic Committee's evaluation team, headed by Vice President ...

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