Tokyo 2020

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.

Spain's Crown Prince appointed Honorary President of Madrid 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Prince Felipe receives Madrid 2020 candidature fileJanuary 25 - Madrid 2020 have appointed Prince Felipe de Borbón as Honorary President of its bid to host the Olympics and Paralympics, they have announced. 

Tokyo 2020 unveils Japan's largest homebuilder as one of five latest bid partners

By Emily Goddard

Tokyo 2020 1 19 AugustJanuary 25 - Tokyo 2020 has today revealed Daiwa House Industry, Japan's largest homebuilder, as one of five new official bid partners to have thrown their support behind the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Istanbul 2020 unveil $20 million sponsorship programme after recruiting top companies to back bid

By Duncan Mackay

Istanbul 20202 logoJanuary 21 - Turkey's largest companies have thrown their support behind Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics by pledging more than $20 million (£13 million/€15 million) to sponsor the campaign, it has been announced. 

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.
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