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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 - 09 Aug 2013 - Education
08 August 2013, Moscow: The European Olympic Committees (EOC), the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) formalising the three parties’ commitment to promoting Olympic values and training a new generation of managers for the sports industry in Russia and Europe.
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.
Olympics - 23 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 23 July 2013: Istanbul 2020’s pledge to deliver profound and immediate impacts across the region should Turkey be awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been strengthened by the 2013 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report, which names Turkey the world’s fourth largest government donor of humanitarian assistance.
Olympics - 19 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul, Turkey; 19 July: The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Istanbul would significantly benefit from the 50 million international tourists likely to come to Turkey in 2020.
Olympics - 18 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 18 July 2013 - A new study by travel information company FlightStats ranked Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport the world's two most reliable major airports based on flight departure times. The "On-time Performance Report" findings added further momentum to Tokyo 2020's transportation plan, helping validate Tokyo's claims that it will deliver a superb Olympic and Paralympic Games experience through its world-class transport system.
Olympics - 15 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Abidjan, 14 July 2013 - Tokyo 2020's promise to maximise the power of sport with worldwide audiences and raise the profile of athletes reached new heights today following fruitful discussions with key African members of the Olympic Movement at the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Olympics - 12 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 11 July 2013: Two of Ivory Coast’s biggest sports stars, Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboué, today backed Istanbul 2020’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Ivorians both play in Istanbul for Turkey’s most successful football club, Galatasaray, and have underlined how the city’s stunning backdrop and passionate sports fans create an inspirational environment for athletes to compete in.
Olympics - 10 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 10 July 2013: Istanbul 2020 will arrive in Abidjan tomorrow for the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) General Assembly, with a delegation featuring several senior government figures and a pledge to build on Turkey’s strong ties with Africa and help African NOCs fulfil their athletes’ full potential.
Olympics - 10 Jul 2013 - Clubs & teams
Tokyo, 10 July 2013 - Senior members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation departed for Abidjan, Ivory Coast today, to attend the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) General Assembly.
Olympics - 10 Jul 2013 - Sponsorship
Tokyo, 10 July 2013 - Tokyo 2020 today announced two additional Official Bid Partners have signed-on to support the Bid, bringing the current total of corporate partners to an even 20. The ever-growing corporate support is helping to add to the excitement and momentum Tokyo 2020 is enjoying in the final hours before the upcoming Host City Election in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 7.
Olympics - 08 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 8 July 2013: Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian ‘The Thorpedo’ Thorpe has backed Istanbul 2020’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games on two continents simultaneously for the first time in history, after participating in the Cross-Continental Bosphorus Swim – a race that starts in Asia and finishes in Europe.
Olympics - 05 Jul 2013 - Federations & NOCs
The “Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award” has signed a cooperation agreement with the “Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)” for a period of four years in a concerted effort to enhance the promotion of sport.
Olympics - 04 Jul 2013 - Bidding
The Madrid 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid team has returned to Lausanne to present its project to the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the briefing session. At this final meeting with IOC members before September’s decisive general assembly in Buenos Aires, each of the three candidate cities made a 45-minute presentation before taking questions for a further 45 minutes.
Olympics - 03 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne, 3 July 2013 - Deputy Prime Minister and Montreal 1976 Games Olympian Taro Aso today unveiled a new internationally-reaching Japanese government initiative called ‘Sport for Tomorrow’ during Tokyo 2020’s lively presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Olympics - 03 Jul 2013 - Bidding
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA, 1 July 2013 – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will express the full support of his country for the Youth Olympic Games by leading the Medellín 2018 bid delegation in its official presentation to the International Olympic Committee on 4 July 2013.
Olympics - 03 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne, Switzerland; 02 July 2013: Ali Babacan, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, is in Lausanne leading a top-level Istanbul 2020 delegation with real momentum behind it after the conclusion of the successful Mersin 2013 Mediterranean Games this week.
Olympics - 01 Jul 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, July 1, 2013 - The Madrid 2020 delegation travels today to Lausanne, Switzerland. On July 3, the delegation will make a technical presentation of its bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Olympics - 28 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 28 June 2013: The Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey for Economic and Financial Affairs, Ali Babacan, will lead Istanbul 2020’s high-level delegation at the 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing for IOC members in Lausanne on 3 July, as Istanbul significantly steps up its campaign to host Turkey’s first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 28 Jun 2013 - Events
MEDELLIN, 27 June 2013 – Colombia’s Mariana Pajón brought home the second Olympic Gold Medal in the country’s history when she won the BMX competition at last year’s London 2012 Olympic Games -- and become an instant cultural icon. She is now proud to represent the Medellín 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid as an ambassador and credits the sport infrastructure and opportunities provided by the city that enabled her to turn her Olympic dream into reality.
Olympics - 27 Jun 2013 - Federations & NOCs
The city of Lausanne and the Swiss canton of Vaud, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee and OMEGA, have unveiled the “Countdown Clock” on the Place de la Navigation in Lausanne.
Olympics - 26 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Madrid, 25 June, 2013 - The Heads of the Madrid Bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are “very satisfied” with the Evaluation Commission Report of the International Olympic Committee released earlier today.
Olympics - 25 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 25 June 2013: The IOC Evaluation Commission report on Istanbul’s bid to host the city’s first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 was published today citing that Istanbul 2020’s proposed Games plan was “unique and of a high quality”.
Olympics - 25 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 25 June 2013 - Tokyo 2020 bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda today welcomed a ‘very strong’ report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission on Tokyo’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 24 Jun 2013 - Bidding
MEDELLIN, 23 June 2013 – The citizens of Medellín have put their full support behind the city’s bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games as massive celebrations took place in the city to commemorate the global Olympic Day.
Olympics - 24 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 24 June 2013 - As the Bid continues to build momentum towards the final vote, Tokyo 2020 has today announced that it has further strengthened its team with the appointment of international television personality Christel Takigawa as “Cool Tokyo” Ambassador.
Olympics - 24 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 23 June 2013 - Thousands of people have joined together in Tokyo to celebrate Olympic Day and commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894.
Olympics - 20 Jun 2013 - Events
MEDELLIN, 19 June 2013 – The global sport community has again recognised the big event capability of the Colombian city of Medellín – this time as the International Cycling Union (UCI) selected the 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid city to host the BMX World Championships in 2016.
Olympics - 17 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne; 15 June: Istanbul 2020 today reaffirmed the bid’s commitment to providing the most comprehensive NOC support package and ensuring that athletes enjoy the best experience possible, in a presentation to the delegates at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Extraordinary General Assembly.
Olympics - 17 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne, 15 June 2013 – Tokyo 2020 has today offered a guarantee to the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that the city will host a superb Games that will ensure the athletes shine, promoting the Olympic Values to the next generations in this challenging and fast-changing era for sport.
Olympics - 17 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne, 15 June 2013 - The Madrid 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid team are in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Extraordinary General Assembly, which brings together delegations from 205 countries in the five continents. As part of the event, the three candidate cities for the 2020 Games each made a 15-minute presentation to the Assembly, with Madrid the last to take the stage.
Olympics - 13 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Lausanne, 13 June 2013: Istanbul 2020 will present to the Association of National Olympic Committees Extraordinary General Assembly in Lausanne this weekend with the President, Vice President and Secretary General of the Turkish NOC all in attendance in a show of commitment to the needs of the world’s NOCs and their teams.
Olympics - 12 Jun 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 12 May 2013: The International Herald Tribune Sport Business Summit concluded in the heart of Istanbul today, having further demonstrated the city’s rise to prominence in world sport ahead of the Bid Committee’s presentation to the Association of National Olympic Committees in Lausanne on Saturday.
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