Tokyo 2020

Turkey to promote Euro 2020 bid at Soccerex despite Olympic and Paralympic bid

By Andrew Warshaw

Yldrm Demirren_02-11-12November 2 - Turkey is using this month's Soccerex convention in Rio de Janeiro to further press its claims to stage the 2020 UEFA European Championship finals despite Istanbul's plan to host the Olympics and Paralympics the same year.

Madrid 2020 guarantees over 80,000 hotel beds for Games

By Tom Degun

Madrid 2020October 30 - Madrid 2020 has guaranteed that 80,585 hotel beds will be made available if the Spanish capital wins the right to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time ever.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium architects shortlisted to redesign iconic Tokyo venue

By Duncan Mackay

Kasumigaoka National_StadiumOctober 30 - Populous, the British firm behind the successful Olympic Stadium at London 2012, are among the companies shortlisted in the design contest for the remodelling of the Kasumigaoka National Stadium, which will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Games if Tokyo's bid is successful next year.

Istanbul hosts successful WTA Championships where Williams takes the crown

By Andrew Warshaw

WTA Championships_at_the_Sinan_Erdem_Dome_29-10-12October 28 - Istanbul hopes its bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be reinforced by the latest high profile sports event to be staged in the city.

Governor of Tokyo’s resignation will not harm 2020 Games bid, insists Takeda

By Tom Degun

shintaro-ishiharaOctober 25 - Tsunekazu Takeda, the President of the Tokyo bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, said the city's bid for the Games will not be harmed by the resignation of Shintaro Ishihara as the Governor of Tokyo.

Istanbul 2020 bid gets boost from James Bond

By Tom Degun

skyfall istanbulOctober 25 - Istanbul is set to receive a major boost in its bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Turkish city provides a large part of the backdrop for the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.

Exclusive: Huge investment will solve traffic problems soon, promises Istanbul 2020

By Tom Degun

bosphorus-bridge-istanbulOctober 12 - The Istanbul 2020 bid team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has made assurances that record-breaking investments to the transport infrastructure in the city in the coming years will solve all traffic problems that have been identified.

All Nippon Airways checks in at Tokyo 2020

By David Owen

All Nippon_Airways_05-10-12October 5 - With eleven months to go until the host-city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is chosen, the Japanese candidate has unveiled its sixth official bid partner.

Increased tourism adds huge strength to our bid, says Istanbul 2020 chairman

By Tom Degun

istanbul 04-10-12October 4 - Hasan Arat, the chairman of the Istanbul 2020 bid team, says that recent figures showing a huge rise in the number of foreign visitors to Turkey could give the city with a strong chance of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time ever.
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