Tokyo 2020

Exclusive: Two days or six? Bidders dream up varied 2020 rugby visions

By David Owen

imageJanuary 17 - The three rival candidates for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are adopting contrasting approaches to slotting the new sport of rugby sevens into the crowded Olympic schedule.

Spain must all be "Madrileños" for 2020 Olympic bid urges Prime Minister

By Duncan Mackay

Madrid 2020 present candidature file to Mariano RajoyJanuary 16 - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today urged the country to unite behind Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the same they did Barcelona 1992.

Exclusive: Tokyo 2020 changes golf clubs

By David Owen

Kasumigaseki Country Club 160113January 16 - Tokyo 2020 has switched its proposed Olympic golfing venue, in a move that would situate the battle for medals in one of the newest – and potentially most high-profile – Olympic sports well away from the zones where most Games venues would be located.

$900 million worth of new football stadia in Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid

By David Owen

Bursa stadiumJanuary 14 - Three new regional Turkish stadiums will host Olympic football matches if Istanbul succeeds in its bid to stage the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Japan football star says Tokyo 2020 Games would “inspire children all over the world”

By James Crook

159228742January 13 - Tokyo 2020 bid delegate and women's football star Hamare Sawa has claimed that an Olympic Games in the Japanese capital would "inspire children all over the world".

Tokyo 2020 Games would be “sheer bliss” says Paralympic swimmer Suzuki

By James Crook

Takayuki Suzuk2i 110113January 11 - Tokyo 2020 bid ambassador and Japanese Paralympic swimming gold medallist Takayuki Suzuki has told insidethegames that a home Olympics and Paralympics would be "sheer bliss".

Political stability will help Tokyo 2020, claims new Governor

By Duncan Mackay at St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel

Naoki Inose with Takeda London January 10 2012January 10 - Tokyo's new Governor Naoki Inose hopes a relative period of political stability in Japan will help the city's bid to bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to the capital for the first time since 1964, also claiming that the simmering territorial dispute with China over control of islands in the East China Sea will not derail the campaign.

Tokyo Governor arrives in London to promote bid for 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay in London

Tokyo Governor leaves for London January 9 2012January 9 - Tokyo's new Governor Naoki Inose will make his first international appearance since being elected last month when he will be here tomorrow to promote the Japanese's capital to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Istanbul promises "incomparable Games backdrop" if awarded 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Hasan Arat outside IOC Lausanne January 7 2012January 8 - Istanbul today published details of its bid to host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, promising a Games set against an "incomparable backdrop" of Europe and Asia, the first time it will have been staged on two continents simultaneously.
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