Tokyo 2020

Japan angered by French cartoons linking Fukushima to Tokyo 2020

By Emily Goddard

A cartoon in a French weekly newspaper depicts sumo wrestlers with extra limbs competing in front of the crippled nuclear plant September 12 - Japan is to launch a formal complaint about satirical cartoons published in a French newspaper that link the Fukushima nuclear crisis to the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics awarded to Tokyo last weekend, a Government official confirmed today.

Japan's Sports Minister Shimomura to lead Tokyo 2020 preparations

By Emily Goddard

Japan's Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura will double up as Minister for OlympicsSeptember 11 - Japan's Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura is set to be charged with the task of overseeing preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, it was announced as Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's initial plans for the showpiece event were revealed today.

Huge delight in Buenos Aires and at home after Tokyo win 2020 race

By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Tokyo 2020 celebrate their winSeptember 7 - The aftermath of Tokyo's victory in the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been greeted with wild celebrations both here from the bid team and back home on the streets of Tokyo.

How Tokyo 2020 won its Olympics and Paralympic bid despite Fukushima

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Jacques Rogge announced that Tokyo had been awarded the 2020 Olympics and ParalympicsSeptember 7 - Money; technical capacity; infrastructure; and a sprinkling of striking signature developments, such as the $1.5 billion (£992 million/€1.2 billion) Zaha Hadid-designed Kasumigaoka Stadium and Tokyo Bay's transformation.

Tokyo awarded 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Tokyo supporters in Buenos Aires celebrate being awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics September 7 - Tokyo were today awarded the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, beating Istanbul after Madrid were eliminated in the opening round. 

Confusion reigns in host city vote as Istanbul celebrate prematurely

Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

There were premature celebrations from some of the Turkish contingent after the first round of votingSeptember 7 - There was widespread confusion following the announcement of Istanbul's victory over Madrid to decide the first round of voting here in the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as many presumed that Istanbul had won, not the first round, but the whole competition.

Madrid knocked out in first round of voting for 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

IOC Session Buenos AiresSeptember 7 - Madrid were knocked out in the opening round of voting for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics here, leaving Istanbul and Tokyo to contest the right to host the Games. 

Presentations went as well as possible, Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid all insist afterwards

By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

IOC President Jacques Rogge chaired the host city presentationsSeptember 7 - All three of the cities battling for the right to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have insisted that their presentations went as well as possible as they put forward their credentials here for a final time ahead of this afternoon's vote.

Spanish economic crisis means "Madrid offers safe, solid and reliable bid" claims Prime Minister

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claims that Madrid 2020 would be a financially responsible Olympics and ParalympicsSeptember 7 - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claimed here today that the the country's deep economic crisis has put Madrid in a great position to host a "risk-free" 2020 Olympic and Paralympics.
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