IOC trims Olympic candidate list to Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul

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Madrid, 24 may (EFE).- Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul are the only remaining cities in the 16-month-long race for the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee's 15-member executive board rejected Doha and Baku.

Thursday's selection by the IOC resulted in one European candidate, Madrid, one Asian candidate, Tokyo, and one that straddles both continents, Istanbul. All three are former bidders.

The three candidates will have a year and a half to overcome nagging hurdles to their bids before a final decision is made.

SHOTLIST: IOC CANDIDATE ANNOUNMENT CEREMONY IN QUEBEC. FOOTAGE OF PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FROM THE THREE CITIES.

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