Tokyo 2020

Turkish company win multi-billon Euro tender to build new airport for Istanbul

By Duncan Mackay

Turkish Airline plane landingMay 8 - A consortium of Turkish companies have won the €22.15 billion (£18.72 billion/$29.03 billion) tender to build Istanbul's new airport, which will play a key role if the city is awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Olympic gold medallist wants British IOC members to vote against Madrid 2020 in protest at Spanish doping scandal

By Duncan Mackay

Nicole Cooke with Olympic gold medalMay 4 - British Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke has called on her country's International Olympic Committee (IOC) members not to vote for Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics because of the Operation Puerto scandal.

Istanbul 2020 accept Tokyo Governor's apology over newspaper comments as IOC close case

By Duncan Mackay

Naoki Inose with Tokyo 2020 pin badge April 30 2013May 1 - A line seems to have been drawn under the row between Tokyo and Istanbul after the Japanese capital's Governor Naoki Inose upset his rivals when he criticised the Turkish city in a newspaper interview.

Tokyo Governor finally offers apology for comments on Istanbul 2020 bid

By Duncan Mackay

Naoki Inose mobbed by Japanese journalists April 30 2013April 30 - Tokyo's Governor Naoki Inose today apologised for his remarks which appeared to criticise Istanbul, the Japanese capital's main rival to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, admitting that they "inappropriate".

Istanbul is "one of my favourite cities" claims Tokyo Governor as he tries to end Olympic bid row

By Duncan Mackay

Naoki Inose in front of Tokyo 2020 logoApril 29 - Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has claimed that Istanbul is one of his favourite cities as he tries to dampen down a row that is threatening to overshadow the Japanese capital's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.  

Exclusive: Tokyo 2020 facing IOC Ethics Commission rap after Governor's comments about Istanbul

By Duncan Mackay

Naoki InoseApril 29 - Tokyo could face a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission after the city's Governor appeared to contravene strict bidding rules by criticising Istanbul, a rival in the race to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Turkey launches new e-visa system to help boost Istanbul 2020 bid

By Duncan Mackay

Turkey visaApril 26 - Turkey has launched a new online-based visa system for foreign nationals visiting the country, which they hope will boost Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Spain "remains firmly behind bid" claim Madrid 2020 as record unemployment figures published

By Duncan Mackay

Spanish unemploymentApril 25 - Madrid 2020 claim that they remain committed to their bid for the Olympics and Paralympics despite new figures released today revealing that unemployment in Spain has now reached over six million for the first time in the country's history.

New Samaranch Memorial in China boosts our bid claim Tokyo 2020

By Tom Degun

Samaranch Memorial Opening with Jacques Rogge April 21 2013April 23 - Tokyo 2020 claim their bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been boosted by the inauguration of the Samaranch Memorial in Tianjin, China, last weekend.
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