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How Tokyo 2020’s win played out on Twitter

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Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, front row third left, along with Tokyo 2020 bid team members and others pull a rope to open a decorated paper ball celebrating Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics during a special event at the Tokyo Municipal Government main office in Tokyo Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Inose reported Tokyoites the happy news shortly after returning from the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)


At its peak, more than 26,000 tweets were sent out per minute during Tokyo’s win in the 2020 Olympic host city election, according to Twitter’s blog.

Twitter even posted an interactive global map based off geotagged tweets about Saturday’s vote.

To no surprise, the decision was most tweeted about in Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul, the three finalist cities, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, site of the vote. London and New York appeared to be not too far behind, though.

Be sure to follow Tokyo 2020’s official account -- @Tokyo2020jp.

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