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IOC Wraps Up Tokyo Tour



    Chicago makes headlines half way around the globe, in Tokyo, where the International Olympic Committee wraps up it's tour of Japan's capital city.

    Tokyo hosted the IOC this weekend and took shots at the Windy City's bid for the 2016 Games, saying their bid is "not based around one hero or one celebrity, but financial security."

    The Japanese government has secured nearly $4 billion for Olympic venues and infrastructure and touts the idea that their city is recession-proof.

    Chicago's bid has been endorsed by President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan.

    The IOC heads to Rio next month, then Madrid, before announcing their vote on Oct. 2.

    [April 17:  Tokyo Turns On for IOC]