Tokyo 2020

Japan's new Government pledges full support to Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Shinzo Abe December 2012December 28 - Japan's new Government has pledged its backing to Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo 2020 signs up world's most circulated newspaper as latest partner

By Duncan Mackay

Yomiuri ShimbunDecember 26 - Tokyo 2020 today unveiled newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun as its latest official bid partner. 

Madrid laboratory suspended by WADA in a blow to city's Olympic bid

By Mike Rowbottom

Anti-doping labDecember 22 - The Madrid testing laboratory has been suspended from carrying out anti-doping analyses for three months by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and its head of quality control has resigned following a testing anomaly.

Governor Inose named as Tokyo 2020 chairman

By Emily Goddard

Tokyo 2020 President Takeda welcomes new Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Naoki Inose to the Bid teamDecember 21 - Tokyo's newly elected Metropolitan Governor Naoki Inose has today been named as chairman of Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, after the 66-year-old prizewinning writer made a pledge to bring the Games back to the Japanese capital for the first time since 1964 at his election.

Istanbul 2020 bid boosted by plans to build world’s biggest airport

By Tom Degun

Turkish AirlinesDecember 20 - Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received a huge boost after the Turkish Government backed plans to build the world's largest airport in the city within the next four years.

Tokyo 2020 bid receives backing from all Olympic and Paralympic International Federations

By Tom Degun

Tokyo 2020 logoDecember 19 - The Tokyo bid for the 2020 Games has received a major boost after it was today confirmed that all 28 Olympic and all 16 Paralympic Summer Sport International Federations currently scheduled to compete at the event have accepted the Japanese capital's sports venue plans.

FIFA Club World Cup helps strengthen Tokyo 2020 bid, claims Takeda

By Duncan Mackay at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama

Corinthians win FIFA Club World CupDecember 16 - Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, tonight hailed the success of the FIFA Club World Cup as another example of how well organised a Games in Japan would be. 

New Tokyo Governor "absolute supporter" of 2020 Olympic bid says Takeda

By Duncan Mackay in Tokyo

Naoki Inose celebrating being elected as Tokyo GovernorDecember 16 - The election of Naoki Inose (pictured), the prizewinning writer, as Tokyo's new Governor has been backed as being good for the Japanese capital's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics by Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the bid. 

Exclusive: Istanbul is ready to host the Olympics, says FINA vice-president

By Emily Goddard at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul

fina istanbul 2012December 16 - There is no question that Istanbul is ready to host the Olympics, FINA vice-president Dale Neuburger has said as he threw his support behind the Turkish city's bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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