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Japan ecstatic at 2020 Olympics win

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Thousands of Japanese who stayed up all night to witness the Olympic vote erupted in joy on news that Tokyo will host the 2020 Games, as athletes hailed the "dream" result and TV hosts broke down in tears. 

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the card reading Tokyo as he announces the winner of the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, during the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee, in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

Several channels broadcast live the 5:20 am Japan time announcement from Buenos Aires that the capital would host the Summer Games for a second time, with public broadcaster NHK having begun its programming nearly seven hours before the decision was revealed.

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