All Roads Lead to Istanbul 2020
Apr29

All Roads Lead to Istanbul 2020

Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games gathered further momentum yesterday as the city hosted the final stage of the 49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (TUR), which saw Turkish rider, Mustafa Sayar, become the first Turkish cyclist to win the event since it was upgraded in 2008. President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, his wife, Hayrunnisa Gül, and Youth and Sports Minister, Suat Kılıç presented the awards to...

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Istanbul 2020 pledges  “The  Best  Olympic  Stories” to world’s  media
Apr16

Istanbul 2020 pledges “The Best Olympic Stories” to world’s media

A delegation of Istanbul 2020 Olympic media experts today demonstrated the Bid  Committee’s  plans  for  welcoming  the  world’s  media  to  Turkey  with a presentation to leading international sports journalists at the 76th Association Internationale de la Press Sportive [AIPS] Congress in the host city of the next Winter Games, Sochi, Russia. On stage for Istanbul 2020 were Ali  Kiremitçioğlu,  CEO  of  the  Istanbul  2020  Bid...

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Istanbul 2020 slogan: “Bridge Together”
Mar26

Istanbul 2020 slogan: “Bridge Together”

Turkey’s Sports Minister, Suat Kılıç, publically revealed the bid’s slogan, “Bridge Together”, which had previously been exclusively revealed to members of the IOC Evaluation Commission on the opening day of their official visit to Istanbul. Suat Kılıç revealed the slogan to the world’s media on Day 2 of Istanbul 2020’s Evaluation commission: “Distinguished local and international press and media members. I would like to share our...

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