Tokyo 'fully respects' IOC rules on Olympic bids
TOKYO -- Organizers of Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympics reiterated their commitment to IOC rules Monday after the city's governor was quoted making critical comments about rival candidate Istanbul.
"Tokyo 2020 fully respects and adheres to the IOC guidelines for the candidate cities," organizers said in a statement. "We have the utmost respect for all candidate cities and have always taken pride in bidding in a sprit based on the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship."
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