Press Releases

Please send your press release to news@sportcal.com.

Due to the high volume of press releases received, Sportcal is unable to guarantee publication.

If your business is looking to communicate its story with influential sports contacts on a specified date, please contact clientservices@sportcal.com for details of Sportcal’s cost-effective press release distribution platform.

Showing 101 to 150 of 1057 records |
Olympics - 15 Apr 2013 - Events
Tokyo, 15 April 2013 - Capacity crowds on all four days of the 2013 ISU World Team Trophy have provided another demonstration of Tokyo’s overwhelming passion for sport and renowned ability to host international sport organised to the very highest standard.
Olympics - 05 Apr 2013 - Events
Istanbul; 05 April 2013: Istanbul has been voted European Best Destination 2013, a week after Sir Craig Reedie hailed it an “extraordinary” city at the IOC Evaluation Commission final press conference.
Olympics - 05 Apr 2013 - Events
Tokyo, 5 April 2013 - The Tokyo 2020 team today welcomed one of Japan’s most beloved anime characters, Doraemon, a robotic cat from the 22nd century, to serve as the first special ambassador in support of Tokyo’s Bid to stage the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 04 Apr 2013 - Events
Tokyo, 4 April 2013 - Tokyo 2020 today received the enthusiastic backing of Tokyo-based chambers of commerce and industry representing eight countries, which pledged their overwhelming support for the Bid to hold the 2020 Games in this global economic hub. With this solid backing of the local international community, as well as Japan’s national and local governments, business and sport communities and general public, the city is strongly unified in its Bid to welcome the world to the Tokyo 2020
Olympics - 03 Apr 2013 - Financial
Tokyo, 2 April 2013 - Tokyo 2020 praised the city of Tokyo’s strong showing in recently released Global Finance Centres Index (GFCI) 2013, which elevated Japan’s capital to sixth place among 79 financial centres, up one rank from the previous ranking.
Olympics - 02 Apr 2013 - Sponsorship
Tokyo, 1 April 2013 - Tokyo 2020 announced today that AOKI Holdings, one of the largest fashion retail chains in Japan, has become Tokyo’s latest Official Bid Partner, bringing the growing list of corporate partners to 18. JUNKO SHIMADA JS homme, globally renowned fashion designer Junko Shimada and AOKI’s tie-up brand, will produce Tokyo 2020’s official uniforms for future presentations, including the Host City Election of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Buenos Aires on 7 September.
Olympics - 28 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 27 March 2013: The IOC Evaluation Commission concluded its inspection of Istanbul today with a final press conference to over 200 international and Turkish media and declared that they had an “excellent impression” of the Istanbul 2020 bid.
Olympics - 27 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 27 March 2013: Istanbul 2020 today announced it will halve the standard transition time between Games phases at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, underlining the city’s focus on Paralympic integration.
Olympics - 27 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 26 March 2013: The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, tonight hosted a gala dinner for the IOC Evaluation Commission on the final night of their visit to Istanbul which is bidding to host Turkey’s first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 26 March 2013: Istanbul 2020 today announced it will ensure an exceptional transport experience for all Olympic client groups, spectators, and city commuters through the implementation of its “five I’s” transport strategy.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 26 March 2013: Istanbul 2020’s pledge to provide luxurious and affordable accommodation for Olympic family and spectators in 2020 has been enhanced with the news that one of the bid’s proposed state-of-the-art, 5-star hotels - The Raffles – will open later this year.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Sponsorship
Tokyo, 26 March 2013 - Toyota Motor Corporation, the world’s largest automaker, today became the 17th Official Bid Partner to cement its financial muscle to Tokyo’s bid to deliver a dynamic celebration in the heart of the world’s most forward-thinking and best-organised city.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 26 March 2013 - With more than 10 million people, or 77% of Tokyo’s population, now in favour to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a poll commissioned recently by the Bid Committee, it has become quite clear that the hugely successful visit to Tokyo by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission stimulated the Japanese public’s strong enthusiasm to play host to the greatest celebration on earth.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 25 March 2013: Istanbul 2020 bid leaders today hailed the Istanbul public support of 83% and the national public support of 76% as an additional asset to the Istanbul 2020 bid’s Olympic story.
Olympics - 26 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 25 March 2013: Turkey’s Sports Minister, Suat Kılıç, today 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.
Olympics - 25 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 25 March 2012: Istanbul 2020 reaffirmed its commitment to building the Olympic brand worldwide on Day 2 of the IOC Evaluation Commission’s visit, with a pledge to unleash the full force of support behind Turkey’s public and rapidly growing private sectors.
Olympics - 25 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 25 March 2013 - Athletics legend Carl Lewis (USA) today voiced support for Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The nine-time Olympic champion visited the city’s National Stadium, the scene of his ‘greatest race ever’ and observed the plans for the total renovation of the stadium, which symbolises Tokyo 2020’s innovative vision for the Games.
Olympics - 25 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 24 March 2013: Istanbul’s plans for a state-of-the-art Olympic city and Olympic Village in 2020 will be the foundation of the 2020 Games’ social and sporting legacy for the city, country and the Olympic Movement.
Olympics - 25 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 24 March 2013: Turkey’s President, Abdullah Gül, personally welcomed the IOC Evaluation Commission this morning on the first official day of the Evaluation Commission visit to Istanbul.
Olympics - 22 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Madrid already has everything in place to hold the Games, says the man leading Olympic hopes.
Olympics - 22 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Madrid has improved on its previous two Olympic bids, according to the Chairman of the IOC Evaluation Commission. Sir Craig Reedie said that the 2020 project is better “than the first or the second”. He added: “I lost twice before winning so perhaps it will be third time lucky for Madrid.”
Olympics - 22 Mar 2013 - Bidding
The Prince of Asturias was in a confident mood as he took leave of the IOC Evaluation Commission members on the final day of their visit to Madrid.
Olympics - 21 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 21 March 2013 - Tokyo 2020’s plan to fully leverage the creativity of the world’s most forward-thinking city reached new heights today when Tokyo Metro, one of the two systems making up Tokyo’s extensive subway network, extended mobile access to all nine of its underground subways, including between stations. The move is the latest of many cross-industry initiatives that are cementing Tokyo’s reputation as a city that sets world-leading trends in everything from fashion to technology.
Olympics - 19 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 19 March 2013 - Tokyo 2020, following its highly successful hosting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission in Tokyo earlier this month, today welcomed Zaha Hadid of Zaha Hadid Architects, winner of the contest to update and remodel Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium.
Olympics - 18 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said Madrid is “ready” to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will “fight” for the opportunity to do so.
Olympics - 15 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 15 March 2013: With the IOC visit to assess Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic bid just days away, the city is underlining its credentials as a world-class centre for cultural events by hosting the Istanbul Fashion Week whilst also announcing Alicia Keys as a headline act for the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival later this summer (2-19 July).
Olympics - 08 Mar 2013 - Bidding
7 March 2013; Istanbul: Forbes has cited the Turkish stock market’s “astounding 56 percent” growth in a report that names Turkey the best performer in its 2012 Periodic Table of emerging markets, reinforcing the country’s capacity to deliver an excellent Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
Olympics - 07 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 7 March 2013 - Tokyo 2020 marked a significant milestone today at the conclusion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit during which the Bid Committee underlined its compact Games plan in the very heart of the city, the best venues for athletes and Japan’s unrivalled passion for sport.
Olympics - 07 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 6 March 2013 - During presentations and site visits today designed to convince members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) why Tokyo should host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Bid team proved that technical excellence in every aspect of delivery will be fundamental - and guaranteed.
Olympics - 06 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 5 March 2013: Greece has pledged its full support to Turkey’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games after the Prime Ministers of both countries signed an historic agreement, underlining once again the power of the Olympic Movement to build bridges.
Olympics - 06 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 5 March 2013 - The heads of global leaders such as automotive giant Toyota Motor Corporation and ticketing agency pioneer PIA Corporation today presented to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission, detailing compelling reasons why Tokyo 2020's unmatched sponsorship and ticketing programmes promise to deliver amazing Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
Olympics - 05 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 5 March 2013 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Tokyo 2020 today that according to the latest IOC survey, 70% of residents in Tokyo want Japan's capital to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The figure has risen dramatically compared to the results of the survey announced in the IOC Working Group Report published in May 2012.
Olympics - 04 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 4 March 2013 - With a clear message that the Japanese Government is absolutely committed to hosting the 2020 Games in Japan’s capital, Tokyo 2020 kicked-off the first of four days of presentations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission in Tokyo today.
Olympics - 04 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 4 March 2013 - The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission's visit has begun today with the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee’s official reception. IOC Vice President and Committee Chair Sir Craig Reedie delivered his official remarks, which were followed by remarks from Prime Minister Abe, Governor of Tokyo Inose Naoki and Tokyo 2020 President Tsunekazu Takeda.
Olympics - 04 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Japan's unmatched passion for sport was on full display today as more than 4,000 runners turned up for the annual 10 km Shibuya Omotesando Women's Run.
Olympics - 01 Mar 2013 - Bidding
Ready to demonstrate how people would 'Discover Tomorrow' if the world’s most forward-thinking city hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a top-level Tokyo 2020 delegation rolled out the red carpet for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission today.
Olympics - 28 Feb 2013 - Events
Tokyo, 28 February 2013 - Tokyo 2020's 'athlete-first' concept reached new heights today with the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission under the guidance of Chairperson Yuko Arakida, one of Japan's most renowned Olympic medallists. Members of the newly formed Athletes' Commission will provide invaluable insight to ensure that the needs of athletes remain at the very core of the Tokyo 2020 Games concept.
Olympics - 25 Feb 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 24 February 2013 – Enthusiasm for sport in Tokyo reached a new high yesterday as Governor of Tokyo Naoki Inose delighted a massive crowd of some 1.7 million sport fans by serving as the official starter for the Tokyo Marathon 2013, one of the world’s great marathons.
Olympics - 21 Feb 2013 - Bidding
With only 200 days to go until the IOC elects the Host City for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020 proved once again its unmatched capabilities to host thrilling sport celebrations by organising an event that showcased Japan’s time-honoured traditions alongside the country’s world-renowned innovations
Olympics - 21 Feb 2013 - Bidding
Minister leads delegation of top UK companies involved in London 2012 to Turkey
Olympics - 04 Feb 2013 - Bidding
The tender to build the world’s largest airport in Istanbul has been officially opened, reinforcing Istanbul 2020’s promise of quick, comfortable and convenient transport solutions for all athletes, and the wider Olympic family, should Turkey have the honour of being awarded its first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
Olympics - 01 Feb 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 1 February 2013 - Tokyo 2020 today strengthened its team with the appointment of marketing and communications expert Hisao Shuto as the Bid Committee’s International Communications Director. Shuto brings nearly three decades of sport and communications experience, including 12 years in Japanese Football.
Olympics - 30 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 30 January 2013 – Tokyo 2020 is pleased to announce today that among the Tokyo population alone, nearly 10 million people, or 73%, want Japan's dynamic capital to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a recent poll commissioned by Tokyo 2020.
Olympics - 25 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 25 January 2013 - Tokyo 2020 announced today that five more Official Bid Partners have signed up following the international campaign launch on January 10, bringing the current total of corporate partners to 16. Tokyo 2020’s surging corporate sponsorship programme demonstrates that the Bid is steadily maximising its tremendous potential to attract powerful, enthusiastic sponsors in Japan.
Olympics - 21 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 21 January 2013: Istanbul 2020 today announced that seven of Turkey’s largest companies will unite for the first time to sponsor the nation’s bid to host its first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, in a series of landmark deals worth in excess of USD 20 million.
Olympics - 15 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 15 January 2013: Istanbul has been ranked as one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations for 2013 in a New York Times report issued this week (http://nyti.ms/WPpICx), underlining the city’s pledge to provide an incomparable backdrop for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics - 10 Jan 2013 - Bidding
London, 10 January 2012 – Less than six months-time from the inspirational celebration in London, Tokyo 2020 declared their Games, hosted in one of the world’s most forward-thinking cities on the planet, will energise the world as never before.
Olympics - 08 Jan 2013 - Events
The reasons why Madrid should host the 2020 Games are set out in 360 pages, three volumes and 14 themes. Having submitted the Candidature File at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne yesterday, the Mayor of Madrid Ana Botella and Madrid 2020 Bid President Alejandro Blanco today unveiled the document at the assembly hall at Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles, an event that marks the start of the international promotion of the Bid.
Olympics - 08 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Tokyo, 8 January 2013 - The Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee revealed its vision for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today, promising Games built on Delivery, Celebration and Innovation. Driven by a "forward-thinking" approach both to hosting and Games legacy, Bid leaders promised Tokyo will use sport to help continue the creation of a sustainable society and deliver a full range of positive physical and social Olympic legacy initiatives.
Olympics - 08 Jan 2013 - Bidding
Istanbul; 8 January 2013: Istanbul 2020 today unveiled its pioneering offer to the Olympic Movement: a technically outstanding Olympic and Paralympic Games delivered against the incomparable backdrop of Istanbul, with a promise of a profound legacy impact for Turkey and the whole Olympic Movement.
Showing 101 to 150 of 1057 entries