Last month, the International Olympic Committee visited Tokyo, Madrid, and finally, Istanbul to assess which city is the best choice to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. If you ask any Istanbuler, the answer is a compelling “Yes !– Yes, we can outdo Tokyo and Madrid.”
Istanbul hosted 9.5 million foreign tourists in 2012, and the Turkish government expects another 10 million in 2013. The indication is clear: People from all over the world are comfortable in IstanbulCeylan Ozbudak
All three contenders are shining lights on the face the world and all are very creditable picks for the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo has the experience of the 1964 games, but what place can compete with the illustrious history, the romance, and the beauty which is bound up in the word “Madrid”? Only Istanbul! And how has it come about that these twin jewels of the Mediterranean should meet in such poignant competition? What an exciting contest this is!