Tokyo 2020

Twelve finalists named for Madrid 2020 small business initiative

By Emily Goddard

Alejandro Blanco with the selected entrepeneurs of the 2020 for 2020 Startup Madrid programmeApril 17 - Madrid 2020 has named the 12 business start-up projects that will take part in its 2020 for 2020: Startup Madrid initiative that aims to rejuvenate the Spanish economy as part of the Olympic and Paralympic bid.

Madrid 2020 sponsors launch new business forum to boost Olympic bid

By Emily Goddard

foroempresasApril 12 - Madrid 2020's ten commercial partners and sponsors have formed a new business forum, Empresas por Madrid, to raise the international profile of the Spanish capital as it bids for the 2020 Sumer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Istanbul to name third bridge "Olympiat" should 2020 bid be successful

By James Crook

98739573April 8 - Istanbul will name its planned third Bosphorus bridge "Olympiat" should the Turkish city be announced as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Istanbul voted Europe's top destination as record tourism figures announced

By James Crook

140314078April 5 - Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics received a boost after being voted European Best Destination 2013 as the the city's tourist officials announced a 23.8 per cent rise in visitors this quarter from the same period last year.

Tokyo 2020 recruit robotic cat as latest bid ambassador

By Duncan Mackay

DoreamonApril 5 - Doraemon, a robotic cat from the 22nd century, has been recruited to help Tokyo's bid to win the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Tokyo financial strength boosted by rise in Global Finance Centre Index

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo financial districtApril 2 - Tokyo's position as one of the main financial centres in the world has been underlined by the publication of the newly-released Global Finance Centres Index (GFCI) 2013, which puts the Japanese capital in sixth place, a climb of one place from last year.

Tokyo 2020 to wear uniforms created by Lady Gaga designer

By Duncan Mackay

AOKI HoldingsApril 1 - Tokyo 2020 announced today that AOKI Holdings, one of Japan's largest fashion retail chains, had become its 18th official bid partner.

Sir Craig Reedie IOC Commission left with "excellent impression" of Istanbul as city posts record airport figures

By Duncan Mackay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul

Sir Craig Reedie Istanbul March 27 2013March 27 - Istanbul Atatürk Airport today posted the biggest jump in passenger numbers among the world's major hubs last year as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission praised the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Istanbul promises smooth ride for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul

Cars in IstanbulMarch 26 - Transport will not be a problem if Istanbul are awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, despite the city having an estimated 3.3 millon public cars on the road, a top Government official promised here today.
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