Tokyo 2020

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.

Cash rich Tokyo 2020 promises "Delivery, Celebration and Innovation" if awarded Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 display bid book January 8 2013January 8 - Tokyo already has $4.5 billion (£2.8 billion/€3.4 billion) in the bank ready to complete infrastructure projects needed if they are awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, it claimed today as it published its Candidature file at an event in the Japanese capital. 

Bullfighting ring to host basketball if Madrid awarded 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Plaza de Toros de Las VentasJanuary 8 - Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, regarded as the home of bullfighting, will stage basketball if Madrid's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is successful, it was revealed today as the Spanish capital today published details of its Candidature file. 

Tokyo 2020 takes Candidature file to IPC headquarters in Bonn

By Tom Degun

Tokyo 2020 at IPCJanuary 8 - After handing in their Candidature file to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, the Tokyo  bid team for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games personally gave their masterplan to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Bonn.

New Japanese Prime Minister appointed Supreme Advisor to Tokyo 2020 bid

By Tom Degun

Tokyo 2020 1January 8 - Tokyo 2020 have continued their momentum in their bid to host the Olympics and Paralympics as they announced the appointment to their ranks of Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) as their Supreme Advisor, the day after submitting their Candidature file for the Games.

Hosting the Olympics is "dream for all Spaniards" claims Madrid Mayor

By Duncan Mackay at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne

Mardid 2020 hand in bid book Lausanne January 7 2013January 7 - Hosting the Olympics and Paralympics is "dream for all Spaniards", claimed Madrid's Mayor Ana Botella despite the country's severe financial problems as she led the delegation which handed in the Candidature file here today. 
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