LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A general view of the Olympic rings during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tokyo - Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid committee says public support for hosting the games is increasing among residents of the Japanese capital, contradicting an earlier International Olympic Committee poll.

The committee's latest figures show that 67% of Tokyo residents are now supporting the bid's effort to host the Olympics. The latest figures are from a survey taken in October.

A poll by the IOC in May found that only 47 percent of Tokyo residents supported the bid.

The latest poll comes after the London Olympics where Japanese athletes won 38 medals, the most in the nation's history.

IOC members will select either Tokyo, Istanbul or Madrid as 2020 host in September 2013.

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