Tokyo 2020

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.

Olympic legend Lewis backs Tokyo 2020 bid

By Duncan Mackay

Carl Lewis backing Tokyo 2020March 25 - Carl Lewis today backed Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics after revisiting the Kasumigaoka National Stadium, where he had set a world record in the 100 metres 22 years ago.

Choosing Istanbul 2020 would show "Olympics is truly universal" says Turkish President

By Duncan Mackay at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul

Istanbul 2020 Evaluation visit opening March 24 2013March 24 - Turkey's President Abdullah Gül today told the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission that choosing  Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics would send a historic message that would be heard around the world, with far-reaching consequences.

IOC Evaluation Commission arrives in Istanbul

By Duncan Mackay

Sir Craig Reedie arrives Istanbul March 22 2013 2March 22 - Istanbul today welcomed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission as they travelled to Turkey to prepare for its final inspection of the three cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
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