Tokyo 2020

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.

Brazilian Paralympic President joins 2020 Games evaluation commission

By Emily Goddard

Andrew Parsons 010312March 1 - Andrew Parsons, President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB), will help assess the host city bids for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games after he was today confirmed as a member of the Evaluation Commission.

Tokyo 2020 rolls out red carpet for Sir Craig as city gets ready for IOC inspection

By Duncan Mackay at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo

Sir Craig Reedie arrives at Narita Airport March 1 2013March 1 - Sir Craig Reedie arrived to a red carpet welcome here today as he prepared to chair the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit to inspect the Japanese capital's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Turkey has "no other agenda" promises Istanbul 2020 bid leader

By Duncan Mackay at the World Sports Congress in London

Turkey football fansFebruary 26 - Turkey is totally focussed on Istanbul hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and the country will not be distracted by continuing speculation linking it with playing a leading role in the UEFA European Championships. 

Tokyo Marathon showcases Japanese capital's 2020 Olympic bid

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo Marathon 2013February 24 - A crowd estimated at 1.7 million lined the streets to watch the Tokyo Marathon, which Japanese officials used to demonstrate the enthusiasm for the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
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