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IOC President Jacques Rogge announces Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics host city on a screen at the live-viewing event in Tokyo on September 8, 2013. (Photo credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Tokyo Celebrates Winning 2020 Olympic Bid

Long considered a slight favorite, Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul in the final round of voting at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires.

09/07/2013

Japan's Yuri Kano crosses the finish line of the Nagoya International Women's Marathon on March 14, 2010 in Nagoya city in Aichi prefecture. (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Runner A Sentimental Favorite For NYC Half-Marathon

A distance runner from Tokyo is emerging as the sentimental favorite for Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon.

03/19/2011