Madrid is planning another bid to host the Summer Olympics, hoping the potential revenue will help the city through the financial crisis. Tokyo is also throwing its hat in the ring.
Berlin and Hamburg will go head to head next month as both cities present their concepts for the 2024 summer Olympic Games. The German Olympic Sports Association will also decide whether to bid for the 2028 summer Games.
Three unnamed athletes from western African nations affected by Ebola and involved in combat sports and pool events have been barred by organizers of the Youth Olympics in China. It starts in Nanjing this weekend.
Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 summer Olympics. The Japanese capital beat out Istanbul and Madrid, and fought off concerns surrounding radioactive leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
The IOC has announced that Tokyo is to be the host of the 2020 Olympic Games. Candidate city Madrid was ruled out in the first round of voting and Istanbul lost out in the final round.
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