See How Tokyo Celebrated Winning the 2020 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee held its 125th meeting to announce the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Buenos Aires today. The race was tied between Madrid, Tokyo, and Istanbul, with the Japanese capital emerging as the winner. Its delegates were understandably thrilled. Below are some photos of Tokyo's representatives laughing, crying, and generally breathing a sigh of relief at hearing the big news. It'll warm your heart to see them, especially since it's likely their last day off before the seven years of planning begins tomorrow. The shots of Team Istanbul are a little sadder.

The entire Tokyo delegation jumped to their feet.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 07: The Tokyo 2020 bid delegation celebrate as Tokyo is awarded the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th IOC Session - 2020 Olympics Host City Announcement at Hilton Hotel on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) Photo: Ian Walton/2013 Getty Images

And these guys went in for a big hug.

This woman probably can't remember the last time she was so happy.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 07: The Tokyo 2020 bid delegation celebrate as Tokyo is awarded the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th IOC Session - 2020 Olympics Host City Announcement at Hilton Hotel on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) Photo: Ian Walton/2013 Getty Images

The folks back home were similarly ecstatic.

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park on September 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Madrid was the first city to be eliminated, followed by Istanbul. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the final ballot. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Photo: Adam Pretty/2013 Getty Images

Meanwhile, the Istanbul delegates accepted the loss with dignity.

Instanbul, however, was understandably reserved.

As did these people standing on the street in Istanbul.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 07: People look dejected in the old city of Istanbul after announcements for the 2020 Olympic Games host city on September 7, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement that Tokyo had won the vote in Argentina. (Photo by Baris Acarli/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images/2013 Getty Images

Better luck next time, Turkey. Let the countdown to 2020 begin.