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    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) gives the Olympic flag to Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016.

    Olympic Flag Handed Over to Tokyo in Sign of Transition to 2020 Games

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    The International Olympic Committee handed over the Olympic flag to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the next edition of the Games in four years.

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) — Governor Yuriko Koike accepted the flag toward the end of the spectacular Rio Olympics closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.

    The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are scheduled to run from July 24 to 9 August.

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