Tokyo ,Japan has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games.
It emerged winner in the voting in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The committee picked Tokyo over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.
“I am so happy, I am overjoyed,” Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters at the post-announcement press conference.
Abe said Tokyo would try to stage a successful Games to thank the world for its support after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan.
“Sport has the power to unite people,” he said. “We experienced that after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, when athletes came to our country and helped us. Japan needs the power of sport, we need hopes and dreams.”
Tokyo last hosted the Olympics games in 1964.
The 2016 Summer Olympics will be in Brazil. The Winter Olympics will be held in Russia in 2014 and South Korea in 2018.