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2011-03-28 08:30:00

LONDON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Munich 2018, a Bid Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has appointed Weber Shandwick to support its international communications campaign. The Munich 2018 international communications campaign fully adheres to and respects the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules and processes on the use of international communications for the Bid Committees. Weber Shandwick was a driving communications force in Sochi's successful bid when the...

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...

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