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TOKYO: Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda has said that another failure to land the Games would mean a very long wait to host the world’s biggest sporting spectacle.


“It’s our last chance,” Takeda told Reuters on Tuesday. “We’ll win. We have to win. With the rotation of the Olympics it will be many years before Tokyo can go for it again.


“For (our generation) it’s the last chance,” said the Japanese Olympic Committee president, while adding Tokyo was in better shape this time after its failed 2016 bid.


“We have a better bid this time. We have kept the best components and improved all other areas. We have the experience and we’re very confident.”