Tokyo 2020

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.

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.
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