The Olympics in Tokyo (2)


However, Istanbul has had a lot of big protests recently.  Many in the international community say that the Turkish government has been too violent against the protests.  The images on TV of policemen being violent with the protesters made Istanbu look less attractive for the Olympics.

Madrid's economy is very bad now and the government has money problems.  This is the main reason that Madrid was not chosen.

Tokyo's economy has been weak for a long time. too, though it is stronger than Madrid's economy.

But, another problem for Tokyo is the Nuclea Power Plant problems in Fukushima Prefecture.  The possibilty of a big earhquake in the Tokyo area could be a huge problem for any future Olympics there.

In conclusion, all three cities have big problems now and none of them are great candidate cities,.   Many people said that Tokyo was "the least bad" of the three choices.                             (J.F)

英会話表現&英単語 その92
However                      しかし
look less attractive         魅力的には見えない
candidate cities             立候補都市
in conclusion                結論として
the least bad of the three   三つのうちで一番まし

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