Posted by Mark J. Miller on July 17, 2013 01:54 PM
After battling for years, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are in the final stretch of presenting themselves as the potential host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The cities must prove they have the ability to handle the influx in tourism, security and atleticism that the games demand.
With the final vote set for September 7, representatives from the three cities were in Lausanne, Switzerland to sway members of the International Olympic Committee. Each city presented their proposed official logos for the Games while making their final arguments.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on February 1, 2012 12:13 PM
While the best of the world’s amateur archers, hammer throwers, and synchronized divers (among plenty of others) are getting ready for this summer’s Olympic Games in London, others are busy working toward future Olympic dreams.
Sochi, Russia, is readying itself for the Winter Games in 2014, while the organizers in Rio are likely paying pretty close attention to the London 2012 organizers' Dow Chemical sponsorship uproar as it figures out how it will handle things four years down the line when it hosts the 2016 Summer Games. And for those of you keeping score at home, there are now only 2,200 days to go before the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
As for where the globe’s athletic elite will be headed in 2020, a decision won’t be made till September of 2013, but six cities have submitted bids to the International Olympic Committee: Tokyo; Rome; Istanbul; Madrid; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan. The good folks of Madrid, though, have already experienced a sight misstep.Continue reading...