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Olympic Champions On Top as Jones and Tazegül Claim European Taekwondo Championship Titles

Two of the sport's biggest stars in Servet, Tazegül and Jade Jones, each claimed gold today as the European Taekwondo Championships continued in Montreux. Jones,...

How Tokyo 2020 Won Its Olympics, Paralympics Bids Despite Fukushima

BUENOS AIRES, Brazil -- Money, technical capacity, infrastructure and a sprinkling of striking signature developments, such as the $1.5 billion Zaha Hadid-designed Kasumigaoka Stadium...

2020 Summer Olympic Host Cities All on Shaky Legs

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is apparently not all that concerned with the ongoing events in nearby Syria. He is leading Istanbul 2020′s delegation...

The 2020 Olympic PR Chess Match

The three candidate cities for hosting 2020, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo, are engaged in a rare triangular game of public relations chess. Each is offering...

International Doping News Roundup

While the American media remains on its 24/7 fixation with the standoff between New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball Commissioner...

Protests in Brazil and Turkey Question Spending on Big Sport

Weeks of anti-government protests in Istanbul and marches against the World Cup in Brazil. Decidedly, the world has changed, but the question is, "Have the...

Madrid 2020: Madrid’s Prudent, Fiscally Responsible Play

The rules of these Olympic bid contests do not allow the rival cities to compare and contrast each other’s campaigns. At least in public. But,...

Tokyo 2020: Hugely Impressed or Lost in Translation?

There is no question, absolutely none, that Tokyo could put on the Summer Games in 2020. They have the technical know-how. They proved that and...

Turkish President: Choosing Istanbul 2020 Would Show ‘Olympics is Truly Universal’

Turkey's President Abdullah Gül today told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission that choosing Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics would send...

Instanbul’s Olympic Bid Gets a Boost from Women’s Tennis Tournament

When Olympic champion Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in the final of the Istanbul 2012 WTA Championships, Istanbul’s Olympic bid leaders got enthusiastic about...

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