Chinese Internet users, on Sunday, mocked State media for mistakenly reporting Istanbul would host the 2020 Olympic Games, the latest in a series of gaffes by the government-backed press. Xinhua reported that Istanbul had won, while State television ran a headline during a live broadcast saying “Tokyo eliminated”.

“They made fools of themselves,” said Yan Tao on Sina Weibo , a microblog service which is China’s equivalent of Twitter. — AFP

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