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  • The most innovative bid, 13 sports would be staged on three man-made islands.
  • Already has world-class venues, including the Osaka Dome, whose floor surface can be adapted quickly for various events.
  • Japan has staged several Olympics: Summer Games (Tokyo 1964), Winter Games (Sapporo 1972, Nagano 1998).
  • IOC Evaluation: Applauded 'island concept' but confusion over budget for infrastructure and transport costs.

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