Tokyo 2020

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.

Madrid 2020 guarantees over 80,000 hotel beds for Games

By Tom Degun

Madrid 2020October 30 - Madrid 2020 has guaranteed that 80,585 hotel beds will be made available if the Spanish capital wins the right to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time ever.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium architects shortlisted to redesign iconic Tokyo venue

By Duncan Mackay

Kasumigaoka National_StadiumOctober 30 - Populous, the British firm behind the successful Olympic Stadium at London 2012, are among the companies shortlisted in the design contest for the remodelling of the Kasumigaoka National Stadium, which will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Games if Tokyo's bid is successful next year.

Istanbul hosts successful WTA Championships where Williams takes the crown

By Andrew Warshaw

WTA Championships_at_the_Sinan_Erdem_Dome_29-10-12October 28 - Istanbul hopes its bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be reinforced by the latest high profile sports event to be staged in the city.

Governor of Tokyo’s resignation will not harm 2020 Games bid, insists Takeda

By Tom Degun

shintaro-ishiharaOctober 25 - Tsunekazu Takeda, the President of the Tokyo bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, said the city's bid for the Games will not be harmed by the resignation of Shintaro Ishihara as the Governor of Tokyo.
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