How The World Reacted To The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Announcement (On Twitter) [MAP]

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, winning the final round of voting by the by International Olympic Committee (IOC) to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.

Tokyo last hosted the Games in 1964, and the 2020 win was an emotional victory for Japan, who celebrated accordingly.

But how did the world react?

One very easy way to check, of course, is the response on Twitter, and the map below, which comes courtesy of CartoDB, has all the details, showing the areas where the explosion of tweets following the announcement were at their most intense – the bigger the circle, the more retweets about the news.

(Source: CartoDB.)