Tokyo 2020

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.

Record end to year shows Turkey financial power, Istanbul 2020 claim

By Duncan Mackay

Istanbul Stock ExchangeDecember 31 - Istanbul 2020 are again emphasising Turkey's growing financial vitality as a major reason why they should be awarded the Olympics and Paralympics. 

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.
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