Tokyo 2020

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.

Istanbul 2020 bid "encapsulates" exciting times for Turkey says British Sports Minister

By Duncan Mackay

Hasan Arat with Hugh Robertson Istanbul February 20 2013 2February 20 - If Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is successful then it can count on Britain's support, Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has promised after leading a UK trade mission to Turkey's financial capital.

Former British Olympic Association chief executive to work for Madrid 2020

By David Owen

Simon Clegg head and shoulders in front of London 2012 logoFebruary 19 - Madrid 2020 has received a timely boost in advance of next month's visit by International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspectors, with the announcement that a former chief executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA) is to support the bid as a consultant.

Istanbul 2020 bid leader to appear at World Sports Congress 2013 in London

By Tom Degun

Hasan Arat with Istanbul 2020 poster outside IOC in LausanneFebruary 17 - Hasan Arat, the leader of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, has been confirmed to attend the World Sports Congress 2013 in London later this month where he will appear in a question and answer session on the Turkish's cities push to stage the Games.

Turkey launches tender to build world's biggest airport that will be ready for Istanbul 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Turkish Airlines planeFebruary 4 - A $10 billion (£6 billion/€7 billion) tender to build the world's largest airport in Istanbul was officially launched today, with the promise that it will be operational if the Turkish city hosts the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics if its bid is successful.

Tokyo 2020 appoint new international communications director

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 communications teamFebruary 1 - Tokyo 2020 today appointed Hisao Shuto as its new international communications director as its campaign to host the Olympics and Paralympics continued to gather momentum. 

Support for Tokyo 2020 campaign at new high survey shows

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 logo with sloganJanuary 31 - Public support for Tokyo's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is growing, according to new figures.
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