Summer Olympics

Istanbul to bid for 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay in London

November 10 - Istanbul today revealed that they plan to launch a bid for the 2020 Olympics, declaring that they believe the event will return to Europe after being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

We could not justify temporary venue in this climate says Deighton

By Duncan Mackay in London


November 10 - Paul Deighton (pictured), the chief executive of the London 2012 Olympics, has told badminton and rhythmic gymnastics that they could not justify spending £40 million on a temporary venue to host their sports in this current economic climate and that moving them to Wembley Arena is an acceptable solution.