Tokyo 2020

Baku 2020 bid is far better than 2016, promises chief executive

By Tom Degun in Lausanne

February 14 - Konul NurullayevaBaku 2020_handover_Application_File_Lausanne_February_14_2012 (pictured right), chief executive of Baku 2020, has claimed the Azerbaijani capital's latest attempt to host the Olympics and Paralympics is far more professional than their previous failed bid for 2016 as she today led the delegation that delivered the cities' Applicant File to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Monti fiddles while Rome freezes

By Duncan Mackay

Mario Monti_head_and_shoulders_February_2012February 13 - Rome's proposed campaign to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics is hanging in the balance tonight - less than 48 hours before the Applicant City file is due to be delivered - after confusion emerged about whether or not Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti has a meeting scheduled tomorrow to discuss the bid.