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Nagasaki City Withdraws from 2020 Olympic Sponsorship Bid

The Japan Olympic Committee ruled that it will not recognize any bids for joint sponsorship of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been planning. After the ruling, Nagasaki City Mayor Tomihisa Taue announced his city will not be involved in efforts to hold the games in their city. Hiroshima City Mayor Tadanori Akiba said on the same day that Hiroshima would continue to work alone to win sponsorship for the games, and that perhaps Nagasaki could cooperate. The cities had wanted to sponsor the games together to promote anti-nuclear activities.

Published: Jan 7, 2010 / Last Updated: Jan 7, 2010