S. Korea's English proficiency slips 13 notches to 49th
N. Korea reinstates DMZ guard posts
N. Korea says spy satellite took photos of White House, Pentagon, key US naval base
15-year-old girl saves 5 lives with organ donations after death
BOK likely to keep policy rate unchanged on slowdown, hope for Fed's rate freeze, easing inflation
Samsung sets up control tower for new growth drivers
12 foreigners nabbed on suspicion of drug use
Korea to start hiring E-9 visa foreign workers in restaurants
S. Korea's Busan making last-ditch efforts to bring World Expo on voting day
[KH explains] Hyundai to sell vehicles on Amazon in US sales push
Tokyo, Doha submit 2020 bid files to IOCBy Korea Herald
Published : Feb. 14, 2012 - 20:39
Delegations from both cities turned in documents to International Olympic Committee headquarters, the first of the six candidate cities to do so. The other four 2020 contenders are Madrid, Istanbul, Rome and Baku, Azerbaijan.
The files must be submitted by the end of Wednesday.
The IOC will decide in May whether to retain all the candidates or pare the list. The IOC will select the 2020 host city at a meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2013.
A question mark still hangs over the Rome bid, which needs the support of the government amid Italy’s financial crisis. Premier Mario Monti is to announce his decision Tuesday after a meeting with Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno and other bid leaders.
Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, is bidding for a second consecutive time after an unsuccessful attempt for the 2016 Games, which were awarded to Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo said its bid file included a letter of guarantee signed by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
“We have learned valuable lessons from our previous bid, which are evident from these improved technical plans,” Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Tokyo bid, said in a statement.
Articles by Korea Herald
South Korea warns tit-for-tat action over North Korea’s border buildup
Korea, Japan, China summit likely in early 2024
Yoon orders increased defense of public digital infrastructure