Tokyo 2020

Fashion Week, Cirque Du Soleil and Alicia Keys announcement boost Istanbul's cultural credentials ahead of IOC visit

By Emily Goddard

istanbul fashion weekMarch 15 - Designers including the likes of Tanju Babacan and Begüm Salihoglu are showcasing their latest creations at Istanbul Fashion Week, which concludes tomorrow, just days before the Turkish city welcomes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to assess its 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

Blanco confident as Madrid 2020 begins decorating city ready for IOC inspectors

By Duncan Mackay

Madrid 2020 decoration of city 1March 12 - Madrid 2020 has begun preparations for the visit next week  of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission by colourfully decorating the Spanish capital. 

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.
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