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Azeris Want 2020 Olympics

BAKU, Azerbaijan — The organizers of Baku's bid for the 2020 Olympics said an opinion survey shows that 95 percent of Azerbaijan's people support the initiative.

Baku is one of six cities bidding for the games, along with Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Doha, Qatar.

A statement from the organizers said the poll results were based on interviews with 1,000 people in three cities — Baku, Ganja and Sumgait. It did not state a margin of error for the poll, or how the 5 percent not supporting the bid responded.

(AP)

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