Tokyo 2020

Turkey "outperformed" emerging markets, confirms Olympic bid boosting Forbes report

By Emily Goddard

istanbul 080313March 8 - Turkey has been named as the best performer by Forbes in its 2012 Periodic Table of emerging markets, highlighting the country's stock market's "astounding 56 per cent" growth, in a report that delivers a significant boost to Istanbul's 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

Madrid aims to rejuvenate Spanish economy with small business initiative for 2020 Olympics bid

By James Crook

162435875March 8 - Around 500 new businesses will be created as part of Madrid's "2020 for 2020: StartUp Madrid" initiative, which would offer grants of €10,000 (£8,700/$13,000), as well as office space and support to successful applicants, should the Spanish capital win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games, officials promised today.

Japanese London 2012 heroes parade was turning point for Tokyo 2020, claims Takeda

By Duncan Mackay at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

Sir Craig Reedie IOC Evaluation Commission final press conference Tokyo March 7 2013March 7 - Tokyo's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics reached a possibly seminal turning point when more than half-a-million turned up to celebrate the performance of Japan's team at London 2012, bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda today told insidethegames.  

Greece pledge support to Turkey 2020 Olympic bid in historic agreement

By Tom Degun

Turkey Greece agreementMarch 5 - Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has received a hugely significant boost after Greece pledged its full support to Turkey in its efforts to secure the Games.

Tokyo 2020 tries to emphasise Japan's financial strength to IOC Evaluation Commission

By Duncan Mackay at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo

Fujio Cho presents to IOC Evaluation Commission in Tokyo March 5 2013March 5 - Japanese companies would provide a major sponsorship boost if Tokyo are awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, Toyota chairman Fujio Cho promised today.

No safety fears over Tokyo 2020, IOC Evaluation Commission assured

By Duncan Mackay at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo

Tsunekazu Takeda at opening of IOC Evaluation Commission March 4 2013 cropped1March 4 - There should be no safety concerns about holding the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo the team of inspectors, headed by Britain's Sir Craig Reedie, were assured today as they started assessing the Japanese capital's bid.

Support growing for Tokyo 2020 bid new survey claims

By Duncan Mackay at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 unveil sloganMarch 3 - Support for Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is at a record high, a new poll published on the eve of the start of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit here claims.

Japanese hope new television technology will boost Tokyo 2020 bid

By Duncan Mackay at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo

Ultra high definition television swimmingMarch 2 - Japan plans to show that holding the Olympics and Paralympics here in 2020 would be the most technologically advanced in history by demonstrating new cutting-edge "8k" ultra high definition television to the team of inspectors who are here to assess their bid. 

Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid helping fight prejudice over EU membership Turkish Minister claims

By Duncan Mackay

Egemen Bağış Istanbul March 2013March 2 - Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics could help Turkey's campaign to join the European Union, it has been claimed by one of the country's most senior politicians.
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