Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics, even with the recent radiation damage problems caused by the 2012 Japan Earthquake, and the still current radiation problems after the meltdown at the Fukukawa Nuclear Plant. And even with all of the jokes about creating Godzilla.
Tokyo was considered the “safe choice” between Istanbul and Madrid and itself. It offered hotels, an extensive venue plan, and a $4.5 billion reserve.
It was also a kind of way of helping Japan recover from the massive Japan Earthquake.
Overall, the Tokyo Bid went right after the issue of the earthquake, saying that the vision was to use the Olympic Games to overcome it.
More on this amazing achievement later.