Bidding Cities News Articles

London 2017 appoints Pitch PR - 09 Sep 2011

Sports communications agency Pitch has been appointed by UKA to handle the PR strategy for the governing body's bid to host the World Athletics Championships in 2017. read more

London 2017 reveals World Champs slogan - 07 Sep 2011

The London 2017 World Athletics Championship bidding team has launched its website and unveiled its logo for the bid, as well as its slogan ‘Ready to break records’.

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IOC outlines 2020 Olympic bid process - 05 Sep 2011

Following confirmation of the six applicant cities for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has outlined the timetable for the bidding process for Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo. read more

London & Doha battle for 2017 Champs - 05 Sep 2011

London and Doha will go head-to-head to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships after Spanish city Barcelona withdrew its bid. read more

UKA bid for World Athletics Champs - 19 Aug 2011

UK Athletics has announced it will bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London with the full backing of the UK Government and Mayor of London. read more

Qatar reveals Tour de France interest - 26 Jul 2011

Following its successful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has now revealed it is interested in hosting the start of the 2016 Tour de France – according to media reports.

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North Korea co-host bid ended - 15 Jul 2011

North Korea’s plans of co-hosting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with South Korea will not be allowed – according to International Committee chief Jacques Rogge.

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Qatar bid informant claims she lied - 11 Jul 2011

The Qatar 2022 whistleblower, who made a series of allegations of corruption involving FIFA executive committee members and Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, has claimed she lied – because she wanted revenge on the team after losing her campaign job. read more

Pyeongchang to host 2018 Olympics - 07 Jul 2011

The South Korean city of Pyeongchang has been chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the 123rd International Olympic Committee session in Durban, South Africa – defeating Munich of Germany, and Annecy of France. read more

MPs criticize England’s 2018 bid - 05 Jul 2011

England’s failed campaign to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup has come under more scrutiny following a report by MPs, who have criticized the bid – adding that it failed to learn lessons from previous attempts. read more

Qatar hits back after fix claims - 23 May 2011

Qatar has hit back at allegations made over its 2022 World Cup bid campaign with a 1,700 word statement following claims that the bid was fixed. read more

France to host 2018 Ryder Cup - 18 May 2011

France has been named as the host country for the Ryder Cup in 2018, beating off favourites Spain following the culmination of a competitive bidding process. read more

London to host 2015 canoe slalom champs - 18 Apr 2011

London has won its bid to host the 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships - the first major event to be confirmed for an Olympic venue after the 2012 Games. read more

Tokyo plans Olympic resurgence - 11 Apr 2011

The city of Tokyo has announced that it intends to bid for the 2020 Olympics, as part of Japan's recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the country in March. read more

Rivals unite for 2018 Ryder Cup bid - 22 Mar 2011

Real Madrid faced Athletico Madrid in one of the fiercest rivalries in European football at the weekend, but the two La Liga teams were able to unite in their support of the bid to bring the Ryder Cup to the Spanish capital in 2018. read more

Blatter gives summer World Cup hint - 07 Feb 2011

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest indication yet that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will be held in the summer, not the winter. read more

Johnson pulls FIFA 2012 hotel offer - 06 Dec 2010

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has withdrawn the offer of a free stay in the capital's exclusive Dorchester hotel for FIFA executives during the 2012 Olympics in the aftermath of the controversial decisions over the next World Cup hosts. read more

FA proposes spend limit for World Cup bids - 06 Dec 2010

Alex Horne, the general secretary of the Football Association, has proposed that a spending limit for bids and earlier elimination rounds may improve the way World Cup hosts are chosen by world governing body FIFA. read more

FIFA executives prepare for 2018 World Cup vote - 02 Dec 2010

Years of planning and campaigning by bid teams will rest on the shoulders of 22 FIFA executive members today as they decide who should play host to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals. read more


In the midst of all the furore surrounding the BBC’s Panorama documentary exposing allegations of corruption within FIFA, England’s 2018 World Cup bid has received a substantial boost after a report from the world governing body highlighted that its bid would generate more income than any of its rivals. read more

FIFA hit by fresh corruption allegations - 29 Nov 2010

New allegations of corruption have arisen just days before FIFA executive committee members are due to vote on football's World Cup hosts in 2018 and 2022. read more

UK mulls European Champs bid - 29 Nov 2010

British Basketball is looking into the possibility of bidding to host the European Championship finals in 2015 or 2017. read more

Premier Inn joins England 2018 sponsors - 26 Nov 2010

With a week to go until the host nation announcement, Premier Inn has sealed an agreement to back the England 2018 World Cup bid, becoming the organisation’s 47th sponsor overall. read more

Beijing to host 2015 World Athletics Champs - 22 Nov 2010

The 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships will be hosted by China's capital Beijing, it has been announced. read more

England's 2018 bid 'harmed' by UK media - 05 Nov 2010

Media reports are quoting a senior source within England’s 2018 World Cup bid team as admitting that the UK newspaper investigation into the bidding process has ‘significantly harmed’ England’s campaign. read more


The England World Cup bid committee has said that it will withdraw from the race to host the 2022 World Cup and focus its bid for 2018, but only if the United States formally end its interest in the 2018 tournament.

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Inspectors from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), are set to begin a three-day visit to London to assess the bid to host the 2015 World Athletics Championships.

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Blatter: England 2018 World Cup bid 'easy' - 24 Aug 2010

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given England’s 2018 World Cup bid a huge boost, declaring that it would be ‘easy’ to host the tournament in the country. read more


The first ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore appears to be a huge success as the IOC has revealed that up to 17 countries have expressed an interest in hosting the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. read more

England 2018 boosted by FIFA's Russia warning - 20 Aug 2010

England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup has been boosted after world governing body FIFA warned rival bidder Russia that they must begin building their stadiums and infrastructure immediately if they are to host the finals in 2018 or 2022. read more

Thomas Lyte joins England 2018 bid - 18 Aug 2010

Silversmith and leather craftsman Thomas Lyte has signed a deal with the England 2018 World Cup Bid to become an official supporter as the bid company continues to attract commercial investment. read more

Chime announces pmplegacy acquisition - 14 Jul 2010

Chime Communications, the marketing services network that includes sports agency Fast Track amongst its ranks, has bolstered its sports offering with the acquisition of pmplegacy, a global sporting events consultancy. read more

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