Tokyo 2020

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. 

"New Turkey, New Bid" declares Arat as Istanbul 2020 deliver Candidature file

By Duncan Mackay at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne

Turkey 2020 outside IOC Lausanne January 7 2013January 7 - Hasan Arat, the leader of Istanbul's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, hailed "New Turkey, New Bid" as the city delivered its Candidature file to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here today.

Tokyo odds-on favourites to win 2020 Olympic race, claim bookmakers

By Duncan Mackay at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne

Tokyo 2020 hand over bid to IOC Lausanne January 7 2013January 7 - Tokyo 2020 would host an Olympics and Paralympics that the world would "marvel at", claimed chief executive Masato Mizuno as they delivered its Candidature file here today.

Cities bidding for 2020 preparing to hand in Candidature files

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

IOC headquartersJanuary 6 - Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are all due to hand in their Candidature files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here tomorrow for their bids for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, marking the next phase of a campaign which will culminate in a host city being chosen in September.
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