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Abe Says Fukushima Will Be Resolved Before 2020 Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will tell the International Olympic Committee that leaks of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will pose no problem in hosting the 2020 Olympics.

Abe was speaking to reporters as he left for the Group of 20 meeting in St. Petersburg, which he will leave early to make a final presentation to the IOC in Buenos Aires before it picks the 2020 host city on Sept. 7. Tokyo is the odds-on favorite to win against bids from Istanbul and Madrid, according to online gambling data website