The race is now on, and Tokyo has less than seven years to prepare for the 2020 Summer Games.
Based on the official web site map, the Olympic cycling venue will be right in the heart of the action in the so called Tokyo Bay Zone.
As opposed to the Heritage Zone, which is made up of many existing venues, most of the events will be held in stadia and facilities built on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay north of Haneda International Airport.
The Olympic Velodrome is in the middle of this area.
Japan has a strong tradition of track cycling - Keirin - and will no doubt turn our a first rate facility.
In addition, there will be a road race that starts and finishes in central Tokyo.
In news from Buenos Aires, the International Olympic Committee voted to retain cycling as one of the Olympic program’s 25 core sports.
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