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Tokyo bid needs lobbying power: commentators

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Tokyo won praise from an IOC team scrutinising its bid for the 2020 Summer Games but commentators say it needs to boost its lobbying clout if is to impress Olympic chiefs. 

Craig Reedie (2nd R), chief of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission says goodbye to Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose after an inspection tour on March 8, 2013. Tokyo won praise from an IOC team scrutinising its bid for the 2020 Summer Games but commentators say it needs to boost its lobbying clout if is to impress Olympic chiefs.

The Japanese capital spent a reported $6.4 million hosting a tour by the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission who will visit rival candidate cities Madrid and Istanbul later this month.

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