Erdogan to push for Istanbul 2020

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Istanbul's 2020 committee has confirmed that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Argentina to make a final pitch on behalf of the city's bid to host the games.

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The committee said Monday Erdogan will fly to Buenos Aires from the G20 conference in St. Petersburg to head the Turkish delegation as it makes final presentations that could swing votes when the IOC elects the host city on Sept. 7. Istanbul is competing against Madrid and Tokyo.

It's Istanbul's fifth attempt to host the games. The city's bid has been hampered by anti-government protests and doping scandals in Turkey and the escalating war in neighboring Syria.

The committee announced that the theme for the bid would be "History in the making," saying the games would -- for the first time -- be simultaneously hosted on two continents.

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