photo courtesy Tokyo 2020

photo courtesy Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo 2020 support now 70 percent, up 23 from 47

TOKYO — Headline: IOC survey shows local support for Tokyo 2020 now 70 percent, up 23 percent from 47 last year.

The International Olympic Committee gave Tokyo 2020’s bid a boost Tuesday with the release of those survey figures. At 47 percent, which was what the IOC measured in what was called the “Working Group Report” last May, Tokyo might as well have not bothered; the IOC likes to feel welcomed.