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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Abe says Olympics 'will repay debt we owe the world'.. admittance of Guilt much?

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Abe says Olympics 'will repay debt we owe the world'Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the 125th Session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on Saturday.AFP
BUENOS AIRES —
Tokyo will repay the world the debt they owe them for their help after the devastating tsunami in 2011 when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.
Abe was speaking after the Japanese capital secured their second Olympic Games—having previously had them in 1964—by beating Istanbul by 60 votes to 36 at a meeting of International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires.
Abe, whose final presentation allayed members’ fears over contaminated water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said Japan would repay its debt to the world in full.
He added that he had seen how sport could change lives in the immediate aftermath of the quake and giant waves that struck northeast Japan in March 2011, leaving over 18,000 people dead and badly damaging the nuclear plant.
“Sport can mobilize people. That is the power shown exactly after the tsunami,” he said.
“The situation was very tough but lots of athletes (including U.S. sprint legend Carl Lewis) came to Japan and played with the kids and everybody had hope and courage.
“During the presentation I said about the boy I saw with a football given to him by one of these athletes. That football is not a gift. It is for the future. That is the power of sports.
“Japan needs hope and dreams and we are now looking forward to dreams and hopes. We will pay the debt of support we owe the world from the time of the tsunami.”
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Dear lordy.. again again again..... 
Hands up who wants to go?

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