Tokyo 2020

Istanbul 2020 set for special insight at London 2012 Paralympics as Turkey already assured of best Games ever

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre on the Olympic Park in London 

London 2012_Paralympic_Opening_Ceremony_August_29_2012August 30 - Istanbul's team bidding for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will be able to gain a special insight into the organisation of such a major event after they returned to observe London 2012.

Tokyo 2020 hope London 2012 heroes parade marks upturn in public support for bid

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012_victory_parade_on_double_decker_busAugust 20 - Leaders of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics today vowed to turn the huge outpouring of emotion for Japan's team that competed in London 2012 into concrete support for its campaign to bring the Games back to the Japanese capital for the first since 1964.

Istanbul 2020 bid hails new metro line which is set to ease traffic congestion

By Duncan Mackay

Recep Tayyip_Erdoan_driving_metro_train_2August 20 - A new metro line on the Asian side of Istanbul has been inaugurated by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which officials of the city's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics are hailing as another positive development.

Heroes seek to inspire a generation of potential future Olympians in Tokyo

By Stuart Newman

Tokyo 2020_1_19_AugustAugust 19 - The Tokyo 2020 bid team has added to Japan's deep-rooted sporting culture by arranging for Olympic medallists and other world-class athletes to instruct youngsters in the skills and values of sport during the Kids Jamboree in Marunouchi, Tokyo.

"We will use the spirit of London 2012" to help Tokyo win 2020 bid claims Mizuno

By Duncan Mackay in London 

Japanese fans_at_London_2012August 17 - Tokyo's bid team for 2020 have arrived back home from London 2012 determined to bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to the Japanese capital for the first time since 1964, claiming that their enthusiasm is shared by the public there.

Madrid 2020 appoint London company to lead international campaign

By Duncan Mackay

Madrd 2020_updated_logoAugust 15 - Madrid 2020 have appointed London-based M-IS Plc as its international creative and communications agency to support its bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, they have announced.

Exclusive: Turkish Prime Minister "200 per cent" behind Istanbul 2020, claims bid leader

By Duncan Mackay at the Grosvenor House in London

Recep Tayyip_Erdogan_at_London_2012_basketballAugust 14 - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan backs Istanbul's campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics "200 per cent", the leader of the bid has claimed.

Exclusive: Tokyo aims to end the Olympics' "empty seats" problem

By David Owen at Japan House in London

london 2012_empty_seats_06-08-12August 6 - Japanese Olympic organisers would strive to harness the country's technological expertise to solve once and for all the Games' perennial problem with empty seats, the head of Tokyo's 2020 Olympic and Paralympic bid has promised.

Exclusive: Doha will not give up on hosting Olympics, says Qatar Olympic Committee head

By Andrew Warshaw at Bayt Qatar in London

Sheikh Saoud_Bin_Abdulrahman_Al-Thani_at_Qatar_House_London_2012August 4 - The head of the Qatar Olympic Committee and the man who led their failed bid for the 2020 Games promised that they will never give up trying to put on the greatest sporting show on earth.
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