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Olympics - 03 Nov 2017 - Events
With the Winter Games in PyeongChang only 100 days away, the excitement around the Olympic sites is beginning to build. Winter is approaching in the Korean mountains and athletes from many countries are currently testing the venues in Korea.  
Olympics - 25 Sep 2015 - Events
Lausanne, September 25, 2015 – Less than two months after its historic win at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Lausanne, Olympic Capital, has already started to work on designing the Youth Games of the future. To lead that work, it has been decided to appoint a new Director General. The search for the perfect candidate has opened today and will close on October 9th.
Olympics - 31 Jul 2015 - Events
Kuala Lumpur, July 31st, 2015 – It’s done! After two years of campaigning which ended with a spectacular final presentation this morning in front of the IOC, today Lausanne won the right to organize the Olympic Games, exactly 100 years after the establishment of the IOC in the City. The result represents a “great opportunity for Swiss sport” according to Federal Counselor Ueli Maurer, who was present in Kuala Lumpur where the decision was made.
Olympics - 28 May 2015 - Bidding
Less than two months before the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the bid of Lausanne for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games launches a new and ambitious project: a youth council consisting of Swiss elite athletes as well as students and young professionals from the region eager to contribute to the future of sport in their community and in their country.
Olympics - 08 May 2014 - Events
Frankfurt/Sochi/Glasgow, May 8, 2014 – The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi may already feel like a lifetime ago to the sporting world but the logistics of the removal process is far from over.
Olympics - 17 Feb 2014 - Education
15 February 2014, Sochi: Senior figures in the Olympic Movement, including IOC members Patrick Hickey and Denis Oswald, went back to class today during the Russian International Olympic University’s (RIOU) Olympic Family Open Day to find out what life is like for students and professors at the University, located in the heart of Sochi at the centre of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Olympics - 18 Nov 2013 - Events
In Vladivostok, the presentation of the train that will carry the Olympic flame on the next leg of its journey by Sochi 2014 Relay Presenting Partner OAO "Russian Railways" took place.
Olympics - 17 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 17 September 2013 – A distinguished delegation from the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee today visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Bid’s Supreme Advisor, to express appreciation for the government’s unequivocal support, which was instrumental in Tokyo being selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as Host City for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 08 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 7 September 2013 –The Tokyo 2020 Press Office issues the following statements following the announcement that Tokyo has been selected as the host city for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.
Olympics - 08 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires; 07 September 2013: Bid Chairman, Hasan Arat, today expressed his pride in the way that Istanbul 2020 has united the country following the election of Tokyo as the Host City of the 2020 Games.
Olympics - 08 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, September 7, 2013 - The Madrid 2020 team have been honoured to be part of the Candidate City journey and Alejandro Blanco, Bid President and Spanish NOC member and the Madrid2020 team would like thank members of the International Olympic Committee, and their friends in the International Federations and corporate sponsors for their support, encouragement and guidance during this bidding process.
Olympics - 06 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires; 5 September 2013: Istanbul 2020 today revealed a new team of bid ambassadors for the final days of its Olympic bid campaign: 50 young athletes under the age of 25, who will sit in the front row of the Istanbul 2020 delegation for Saturday’s final presentation and embody Istanbul 2020’s commitment to engaging the youth of the world.
Olympics - 06 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 5 September 2013 - Japan's athletes have unveiled a declaration to use the power of sport to enhance the development and promotion of sport and share the Olympic Values for new generations in this challenging and fast-changing era for sport. The "Athlete Declaration" issued by the Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission comprises a dedicated action plan including measures to support junior athletes and implement 'Drug Free Sport' programmes.
Olympics - 05 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 4 September 2013 - According to an opinion poll conducted by the firm Mediapost for Madrid 2020’s managing body, more than 91 percent of the Spanish population back the Spanish capital’s bid to stage the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a level of support higher than that registered in previous polls.
Olympics - 05 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires; 04 September 2013: Istanbul 2020 today promised athletes an unrivalled Olympic and Paralympic Games experience that places them at the centre of its iconic hosting concept, offering athletes total support in their quest to go faster, higher and stronger in 2020.
Olympics - 05 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 4 September 2013 - At a press conference today Tokyo 2020 highlighted the benefits that Asia offers to the Olympic Movement, notably a promise to leverage its marketing potential to promote Olympism around the world. With just three days to go until the International Olympic Committee elects the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event also featured a surprise visit by one of Tokyo's latest and most-technology-savvy supporters, a Japanese robot named MIRATA.
Olympics - 04 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, September 3, 2013 - “I’m not just delighted, I’m thrilled to be forming part of this project and part of a very well drilled, solid and professional team with boundless enthusiasm,” said a very proud HRH Prince Felipe, Prince of Asturias after making his arrival in Buenos Aires and taking part in the first rehearsals of the Madrid 2020 Bid presentation.
Olympics - 04 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires; 03 August 2013: Istanbul 2020 today pledged to offer the Olympic Movement the benefits of a new market without any of the potential risks, thanks to a Games Plan in total alignment with Turkey’s transformative 2023 Master Plan.
Olympics - 04 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 3 September 2013 - The number of national and international sportspeople supporting Madrid’s Olympic dream grows everyday.
Olympics - 03 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul: 03 September: Istanbul 2020 today revealed that the IOC election of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Host City on 7 September will be broadcast to tens of thousands of fans in Sultanahmet Square, at the same live site that has been proposed as the climax to Istanbul 2020’s continent-crossing marathon.
Olympics - 03 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, 2 September 2013 – Ahead of the Host City election for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazilian football legend and former Japanese coach Zico has today pledged his support for the Tokyo 2020 Bid.
Olympics - 03 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, September 2, 2013 - HRH Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived in Buenos Aires today, ready to lead the final campaign push as Madrid bids to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires; 02 September 2013: Istanbul 2020 today confirmed its official delegation for the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, to be headed by Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and unveiled their theme for the climax of the campaign: “History in the Making”.
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, August 1, 2013 - “I’m Iker Casillas, the captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national football team, and I’m a Madrid 2020 volunteer. It’s an honour to be Madrid 2020’s 60,000th volunteer.”
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 1 September 2013 - Tokyo's ability to deliver superb sporting events was again on display this weekend when hundreds of athletes came together in Tokyo Bay, the heart of Tokyo 2020's venue plan and stunning setting for the Olympic Village, to compete in the annual Odaiba Aquathlon.
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, 31 August, 2013 - Alejandro Blanco, President of the Madrid 2020 Bid, has unveiled the presentation overview of the Spanish project on 7 September in Buenos Aires to members of the International Olympic Committee.
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, 31 August, 2013 - Basketball player and Spanish flag bearer in London 2012 Pau Gasol and Paralympic swimmer Teresa Perales, who has won 22 Olympic medals, will be leading the way to presenting Spanish sport to the members of the International Olympic Committee.
Olympics - 02 Sep 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 30 August 2013: The Istanbul 2020 Games would be one of the most accessible by air ever, following the news that Turkish Airlines – which already flies to more countries than any other airline – is adding another nation to its flight network.
Olympics - 30 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Buenos Aires, Argentina; 30 August 2013: The Istanbul 2020 Bid Committee today begins its ‘Olympic training camp’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, full of optimism that the city’s fifth bid has the best chance yet of bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Turkey for the first time in history.
Olympics - 28 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, 27 August, 2013 - “I feel optimism and a great sense of responsibility and pride for the work done so far.” That is what Alejandro Blanco, the president of Madrid 2020, says he feels after touching down in Buenos Aires to prepare for the last stage of the Olympic bid with a top team.
Olympics - 28 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 27 August 2013: With Istanbul’s vibrant arts season in full swing, the city’s status as an international cultural capital has been underlined by UNESCO’s latest recognition of its rich heritage, strengthening Istanbul 2020’s promise of a unique and world-class Cultural Olympiad in 2020.
Olympics - 27 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 27 August 2013 - The week before the Host City election for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a new poll has revealed an overwhelming 92% public support in Japan for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 23 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 23 August 2013 - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed he will lead the Tokyo 2020 delegation to the IOC Host City election in Buenos Aires next month, announced today at the official departure ceremony with more than 800 Tokyo 2020 supporters.
Olympics - 21 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, 21 August, 2013 - The popular support for the Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid (81% of citizens and 90% of youngsters under 35) has also been proven in the social networks. Yesterday’s meeting at Twitter, aimed at showing the unanimous social support for the Olympic project through the hashtag #WeWanttheOGinMadrid, was certainly remarkable.
Olympics - 20 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 20 August 2013: Istanbul 2020’s capacity to deliver all infrastructure required for the Olympic and Paralympic Games on time and on budget has been reinforced by Turkey’s Economy Minister, Zafer Çağlayan’s, recent announcement that the country’s construction industry has secured 154 international projects worth $14 billion in the first seven months of 2013.
Olympics - 16 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Nanjing, China, 16 August 2013 - Driven by the city's location in the largest and youngest continent in the world, Tokyo 2020 President, Tsunekazu Takeda, has pledged its Bid is the safe pair of hands that can be trusted to deliver superb Games that will be a gateway to the "continent of tomorrow".
Olympics - 14 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Moscow; 14 August 2013: Istanbul 2020 Chairman, Hasan Arat, today cited Moscow’s Luzhniki Olympic Complex – the venue for the IAAF World Championships – as a prime example of effective legacy planning, and pledged that the Istanbul 2020 Olympic Park would deliver the same lasting impact to the local community.
Olympics - 13 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, August 13, 2013 - Multi Grammy winner Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz has become the 50,000th official volunteer of Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a figure that speaks volumes about the huge support the Spanish capital is receiving.
Olympics - 13 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 13 August 2013 - Tokyo 2020’s Bid Team is shining even brighter today with the announcement that one of its Ambassadors, Yuki Ota, has been appointed as a member of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Athletes Commission. Ota, who was elected with the most votes (313) together with five others selected from among 19 candidates, will serve on the Commission for four years.
Olympics - 13 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 12 August 2013: Istanbul 2020 today marked UN International Youth Day by reaffirming its commitment to engaging the nation’s tens of millions of young people and hundreds of millions more across the Olympic Movement, should Turkey become the first nation with nearly 50% of the population under-25 years old to be awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 12 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 12 August 2013 - Tokyo 2020 announced today that Rakuten, Inc., one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, has become Tokyo’s latest Official Bid Partner, bringing the ever growing list of corporate partners to 21. Rakuten, Inc. will collaborate closely with the Bid Committee to help bring Olympism to the heart of Tokyo, the world’s trend-setting capital of high technology.
Olympics - 09 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Moscow, 9 August 2013 - On the eve of the nine-day 14th IAAF World Championships Opening Ceremony in Moscow, Russia, two of Japan’s rising sprint stars Yoshihide Kiryu and Ryota Yamagata expressed their full support for the prospects of a 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Olympics - 08 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Moscow, 8 August 2013 - At an appearance in Moscow today prior to the 14th IAAF World Championships, a Tokyo 2020 delegation made clear that their Bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is based on Japan's real passion for sport, and explained that the "power of sport" is helping to change lives for the better in Japan.
Olympics - 08 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, August 7, 2013 - With one month to go before the election of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city, Alejandro Blanco, President of Madrid 2020 feels that there is a sense of optimism in the air. “The most important thing is for us to be relaxed. We know this is a very tough match but we also know we have a great Bid.”
Olympics - 08 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 7 August 2013 - With exactly one month to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selects the Host City for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, passionate sport fans including Olympians and Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose took part in the final stage of the 14-day “Discover Tomorrow” 1,000-km Relay to Tokyo today.
Olympics - 06 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 05 August 2013: Istanbul 2020's vision of a city-wide Games celebration connected by a fast and efficient transport network has moved a step closer to reality after today's successful test of the world's first intercontinental subway: the Marmaray Rail Tunnel.
Olympics - 06 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Barcelona, 5 August 2013 - All 31 members of the Japan Swimming Team gathered to celebrate and express their unanimous support for Tokyo 2020's athlete-focused Games Bid after concluding 16 days of competition in the 15th FINA World Championships.
Olympics - 02 Aug 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 02 August 2013: Istanbul has been named the No. 1 city in Europe in international tourist magazine Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards 2013”, strengthening Istanbul 2020’s promise to deliver an unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic Games experience across Europe and Asia simultaneously.
Olympics - 31 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Paris; 30 July 2013: Istanbul 2020 Bid Chairman, Hasan Arat, today held a series of meetings in Paris with senior figures from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the French media, in a demonstration of the bid’s commitment to promoting the French language and francophone culture throughout the Olympic Movement should Turkey be awarded the Games for the first time.
Olympics - 24 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 24 July 2013 - Tokyo 2020 today took its ‘athletes-first’ Games plan to new heights by unveiling further details about its vision for the Opening Ceremony it would host in exactly seven years’ time. The details of the Ceremony underscore the Bid’s commitment to deliver a dynamic celebration and raise the profile of athletes in this challenging and fast-changing era for sport.
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