Tokyo, Doha submit 2020 bid files to IOC


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Tokyo and Doha have submitted bids to host the 2020 Olympics, delivering their files to the IOC two days before the deadline.

The bid leaders turned over their documents to International Olympic Committee headquarters on Monday, the first of the six candidate cities to do so. The four other 2020 contenders are Madrid, Istanbul, Rome and Baku, Azerbaijan.

The files must be submitted by the end of Wednesday.

The IOC will decide in May whether to retain all the candidates or pare the list. The IOC will select the 2020 host city in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2013.