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2011-11-16 21:40:00

If you could do one thing to show your support for the Olympic Truce, what would it be? One man, Lord Michael Bates, is walking from Olympia in Greece to London â“ a journey of over 3,000 miles. Through his Walk for Truce initiative, Lord Bates hopes to encourage others to do something to show their commitment to the London 2012 Olympic Truce resolution. (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 If you could do one thing to show your support for the Olympic Truce, what would it be? One...

2009-10-09 08:55:00

TOKYO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan 2018/2022 Bid Committee, seeking to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018/2022, kicked off their activities on Oct. 8, announcing their bid intentions in a press conference at the JFA House in Tokyo. "Japan would like to surprise the world by hosting and developing a World Cup to a new dimension," says Motoaki Inukai, chairman of the committee. Inukai explained Japan's intentions of this candidacy and the committee announced the outline of their bidding...

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2009-09-02 09:14:18

Polls conducted by international Olympics officials indicate strongest local support for the 2016 Summer Games in Madrid with Brazil's bid also popular. The International Olympic Committee ordered a poll seeking public support for having the 2016 Olympics in each of the four candidate cities. The results were released Wednesday, one month before the vote to award the 2016 Games takes place, with an Evaluation Commission report. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo are the finalists....

2009-03-13 13:57:34

The head of the Russian Football Union says his country has officially submitted bids to host the event in either 2018 or 2022, Novosti reported. On Jan. 15, FIFA began accepting applications for those years, and soccer authorities in bidding countries were told to officially inform the organization of their intention to bid by Feb. 2, to submit their applications by March 16, and sign a bidding agreement by Dec.11. We are keeping up the fight, RFU chief Alexei Sorokin said in a statement....

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2009-02-13 21:05:00

Tokyo has promised to put on environmentally-friendly and reasonably priced Olympic Games if it is picked to host the 2016 Summer Games, officials said. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Tokyo 2016 Candidature File released Friday says Tokyo promises that half of event tickets would cost less than $59 and 95 percent of venues would be located within a radius of about five miles. A city official said the proximity of events would make many people feel they would want to go. The newspaper...

2006-08-30 03:25:52

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on Wednesday named the country's capital Tokyo as its candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will accept bids from 2008 with a final decision on who will host the 2016 Games to be made in 2009. So far, India, Japan, Spain, the United States and Brazil have expressed interest. Italy is also considering a bid. Apart from the 1964 Summer Games, Japan has also hosted the Winter Olympics...

2006-03-08 06:52:22

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo formally joined the race to host the Olympics for a second time on Wednesday after the city's metropolitan assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution to bid for the 2016 Games. Last month, Sapporo followed Nagoya's earlier decision to rule itself out of the running, leaving just the capital city and Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu, as the only two cities in contention. The Japanese Olympics Committee welcomed Tokyo's...

2006-02-21 03:24:00

By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) - Sapporo on Tuesday pulled out of the race to become Japan's bid city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sapporo's mayor Fumio Ueda said the northern Japanese city decided to withdraw mainly due to the financial reasons, leaving Tokyo and Fukuoka as Japan's two candidate venues. The decision came despite support from within Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner the New Komeito party. "The mayor felt he could not...

2005-09-07 14:51:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles, which has twice hosted the Olympics, launched on Wednesday a bid to host the Summer Games in 2016. "We want the USOC (U.S. Olympic Committee) to know we are eager to bring the Games back to Los Angeles," Barry Sanders, chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, told a news conference. "We will pursue this with an Olympic determination to succeed." Los Angeles, which hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984, is the first...

2005-07-11 09:31:48

By Patrick Vignal PARIS (Reuters) - London's winning bid to stage the 2012 Olympics breached the rules, Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe said Monday. Delanoe, president of the Paris bid, said London had not respected the rule of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating that meetings between bid officials and IOC members should be only informal. "The IOC knows that (British Prime Minister) Tony Blair had written to IOC members to offer to meet them," Delanoe told reporters. Delanoe...