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Turkish Olympic Committee members speak about Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The International Olympic Committee, IOC, vice president Craig Reedie said the IOC has an “excellent impression” of the Istanbul committee’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Reedie was speaking Wednesday as the IOC’s evaluation commission wrapped-up a four-day tour to assess Istanbul’s ability to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Istanbul is competing against Madrid and Tokyo. (AP Photo)

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