Tokyo 2020

"The best is yet to come" claims head of Spanish Olympic Committee as it celebrates centenary

By Duncan Mackay

Jacques Rogge with Alejandro Blanco COE Centenary December 12 2012December 12 - Alejandro Blanco, the head of Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, today predicted an exciting future for the Olympic Movement in the country as its National Olympic Committee celebrated its centenary.

Rome Mayor promises that city will bid for 2024 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay at the CONI Headquarters in Rome

Gianni Alemanno head and shouldersDecember 7 - It was a mistake for Rome's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics to be abandoned but they will try again for 2024, the city's Mayor promised here today.

Hosting Olympics would leave "legacy of innovation and education" for Turkey's youth claim Istanbul 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Turkey volleyball youth teamNovember 28 - Hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Istanbul would help transform the futures of millions of young people in Turkey, it has been claimed.

We will adopt the best of London 2012, promises Istanbul 2020

By Tom Degun

IstanbulNovember 22 - The Istanbul 2020 Olympic and Paralympic bid team has promised to adopt the best of London 2012 following the official debriefing of this summer's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Japanese security services group ALSOK partner Tokyo 2020 bid

By Tom Degun

ALSOKNovember 20 - Tokyo 2020 have unveiled Japanese security services group ALSOK as the eighth sponsor of their bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Iconic Madrid 2020 venue set for major revamp

By Tom Degun

Bernabeu Stadium roofNovember 19 - Madrid's famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium could have a striking new look by 2020 when the Spanish capital hopes to host the Olympics for the first time. 

Zaha Hadid chosen to design Tokyo stadium set to be centrepiece of 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

dezeen Japan-National-Stadium-by-Zaha-Hadid-Architects 2November 15 - Zaha Hadid, who designed the Aquatics Centre at London 2012, has won the international contest to redesign the Kasumigaoka National Stadium, which will be the main stadium if Tokyo wins its bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Public support grows for Tokyo 2020 after London 2012

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 victory parade on double decker bus 2November 6 - Public support for Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has grown since London 2012 to 8.5 million supporters in the Japanese capital, a new survey published today claims.

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.
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