Istanbul official candidate for 2020 Olympics
May24

Istanbul official candidate for 2020 Olympics

Istanbul was officially named a candidate for hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, daily Hürriyet reported. This is the first time that Turkey has managed to move past the technical scoring stage, unlike the four previous attempts where the city’s bid failed before the qualifying official candidates were set. Turkey will now compete against Tokyo and Madrid to become the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC will decide which city...

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İstanbul in race to host 2020 Olympics
Feb23

İstanbul in race to host 2020 Olympics

Istanbul is in the race with Tokyo, Doha, Madrid and Baku for the right to host the 2020 Olympics. Istanbul has submitted its 2020 Olympic bid file to the IOC, completing the field of five candidate cities. The Istanbul delegation delivered it documents to the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, the deadline for formal bid submissions. Submitting their files on Monday and Tuesday were Tokyo; Doha, Qatar; Madrid; and Baku,...

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Istanbul bids to host 2020 Olympics

Istanbul officially declared its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, adding that government will legislate special laws dedicated to Olympic Games to speed up the investments and tenders. “We are here today to declare to the world our candidacy for the 2020 Olympic Games, which we consider extremely important for our country and people,”...

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Istanbul ready to host 2020 Olympics

Istanbul is set to join the race to host the 2020 Olympics after the ciy moved a step closer to submitting the official bid on Wednesday. Istanbul will try to host the summer Olympics for a fifth time since 2000 after four consecutive failed bids for the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Turkey’s Sports Minister, Suat Kilic, told CNN-Turk television on Wednesday that Turkey was set to make its bid for the 2020 Games official,...

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