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Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Japan Olympics golf club 'baffled' over sexism row

Toukyo - The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests to lift its ban on women becoming full members.

European broadcaster believes in Olympic gold

Paris - The cost of Olympic television rights may look hair-raising but Eurosport is confident it will get back the 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion) it laid out to get European rights, according to its chief executive.

Loew extends Germany reign until 2020

Berlin - Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.

Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Toukyo - A formal investigation found no evidence of bribery by Japanese officials on Thursday after probing a $2 million payment made during Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.French prosecutors said in May that they were investigating the 2.

New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe

Toukyo - Tokyo's new governor on Tuesday promised a formal review of the megacity's problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics as concerns grow over soaring costs.

Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 White House race

Cleveland - The 2016 US presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland the battle for the party's 2020 White House nomination is already raging.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan's Abe vows cooperation in French Olympic payments probe

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed cooperation with French investigators probing payments allegedly made to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Olympics.

Inquiry says $2 million payment fuels Tokyo Olympics suspicions

Paris - French investigators said on Thursday they suspect that $2 million paid to a son of disgraced athletics supremo Lamine Diack was to get support for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics bid.Some 2.8 million Singapore dollars (1.

French prosecutors investigate Rio, Tokyo bids for 2016, 2020 Olympics

Paris - French prosecutors are investigating suspicions of corruption surrounding bidding for this year's Rio Olympics and the 2020 Games in Tokyo, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

2020 Tokyo logo plagiarism case set for February

Brussels - The court hearing in the plagiarism case taken by a Belgian graphic designer against the International Olympic Committee over a logo for the Tokyo 2020 Games will take place in Liege next February, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Huge growth expected in global digital signage market by 2020

According to Hexa Research, the overall market development speed, infrastructural growth, and decrease of price display panels will completely reface the global digital signage market as we know it.

Tokyo 2020 logo designer apologises in new plagiarism row

Toukyo - The designer of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics logo has apologised after admitting his team traced the designs used for a Suntory promotion campaign, as he faces plagiarism allegations over the Games design.

Belgium designer takes IOC to court over Tokyo Olympics logo

Brussels - The Belgian designer of a logo he charges has been plagiarised said Thursday he will take the International Olympic Committee to court over use of the design for the 2020 Tokyo games.

IOC dismisses Tokyo logo dispute

Kuala Lumpur - The International Olympic Committee on Saturday denied there was a legal problem over clashing logos for the Tokyo 2020 Games and one for a Belgian theatre.

Australia plans to cull up to 2 million feral cats by 2020

The Australian government announced it plans to cull up to 2 million feral cats by 2020. It is a bid to preserve native species that face extinction because of the cats' predatory behavior, according to authorities.

Japan holds cyber security drill ahead of Olympics

Tokyo - Japan held a government-wide cyber security drill Tuesday in a bid to improve coordination among public agencies and major businesses, as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.The mock cyber attack for the first time brought together 21 gover...

Taiwan claims China will be able to invade by 2020

Taipei - A recent report from Taiwan's military has made the island feel more than a little threatened by China's military spending.

50,000 turn out for 'Night of Sport' — Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid

Madrid - A host of people turned out on Saturday night to support Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, taking part in a range of sporting activities to highlight the city's wish to host the famous Games. A video of the various events is included.

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

The US space agency (NASA) has announced plans to launch a new robotic rover on Mars in 2020. The new vehicle will be based on the Curiosity Rover, which landed on the Red Planet back in August.

US won't bid for 2020 Olympics

After failing on its bid for both the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has decided not to submit a bid to host the 2020 games.

U.S. Poll: Organ cloning a reality in a decade

In a recent survey, half of Americans believe that cloned organs will be available in 2020. Other commonplace realities include chip implants, virtual reality home entertainment and cancer cures.

Los Angeles Says No to Coal Power by 2020

Last week Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the city would be powered entirely by coal-free energy by 2020. The announcement caused Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) to scrap plans for their third coal-fired power plant.

2020 Myopia in Australian Politics

As Kevin Rudd completes four months of his regime, grand gestures and token manoeuvres continue to screen intensified globalisation and moves to further reduce jobs, pays and conditions for Australian workers. The public relations coup continues.

20/20 Stupid in America, Investigations about Education in America

ABC 20/20 shows investigates the education in America.
 

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