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Japan begins preparations for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:36

Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are already underway with Japan sizing up plans to ready its sporting facilities and urban infrastructure, Japanese officials said Monday.

Tokyo`s Olympics bid a high-stakes gamble for Japan PM, Abenomics

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 08:39

Tokyo`s bid for the 2020 summer Olympics is not just a matter of pride for the Japanese capital. It`s a high-stakes gamble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has put his prestige on the line.

Istanbul, Madrid trade blows as race becomes Messi

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 21:23

The battle for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics entered its` final stages today with the Istanbul bid saying in Buenos Aires that of the three candidates they would need to spend the least on `dedicated Olympic projects`.

Olympics 2020 candidates out to impress IOC members

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 23:18

The three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics had the first of their two presentations to the electorate who will decide their fate, the IOC, in Lausanne on Wednesday.

Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 23:27

All three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics declared themselves happy after the release on Tuesday of the IOC`s Evaluation Commission report.

Qatar would host 2020 Summer Games in October

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 08:41

Qatar is proposing to hold the 2020 Olympics in October to avoid the Gulf Arab state`s searing summer heat, maintaining that the proposed October dates would "ensure ideal conditions for athletes and spectators."

Qatar gets IOC green light to bid for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 14:44

Olympic chiefs have given Qatar the green signal to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Doha by allowing a shift in dates.

US pulls out of bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 09:00

This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics. Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the US Olympic Committee pulled the plug on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

Tokyo declares bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 13:31

Tokyo will bid for the 2020 Olympics, hoping to show the world how it has recovered after the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Heat on to find bidders for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Friday, July 08, 2011, 13:08

The race to win the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics does not look like being as hotly-contested as the memorable pursuit of the 2016 edition, a source close to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told AFP.