Istanbul & Tokyo Rated 2020 Favourites by BidIndex

By Community | May 14, 2012

Istanbul and Tokyo are the two leading  2020 Olympic bid campaigns according to results from GamesBids.com’s BidIndex .
BidIndex is designed to rate Olympic bids on how they will fare  based on IOC voting patterns.
The previous two bid winners, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018,  started and ended their campaigns with the highest BidIndex scores.
The difference between the Istanbul and Tokyo bids is slight but they are significantly ahead of Madrid’s campagin, which is ranked third.
Istanbul  scored 60.20 on the BidIndex scale, an improvement on the final score of 59.46 when the city was eliminated from the 2012 campaign and far higher than the 2008 score of 53.94.
Turkey’s commitment to the Olympic movement, a favourable economy compared to European rivals and Istanbul’s persistent bidding that has helped evolve a compelling plan are key factors resulting in the bid’s top score.
Istanbul’s bid is the most volatile and will be at risk of failure if Turkey’s bid to host the UEFA 2020 European Football Championships is successful.
Turkey could be awarded Euro 2020 on Tuesday if there are no other bidders and the tournament is awarded by default.  Istanbul officials would have to convince the IOC  the city is capable of hosting two major events in a year.
Tokyo is just 0.28 points behind Istanbul. Tokyo’s main strengths are its finance, infrastructure for transportation and tourism, major sport event experience and a strategic legacy plan.
Third ranked Madrid has score of 55.10
The Host City Election to be held in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013.

Istanbul and Tokyo are the two leading  2020 Olympic bid campaigns according to results from GamesBids.com’s BidIndex .  

BidIndex is designed to rate Olympic bids on how they will fare  based on IOC voting patterns. The previous two bid winners, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018,  started and ended their campaigns with the highest BidIndex scores.

The difference between the Istanbul and Tokyo bids is slight but they are significantly ahead of Madrid’s campagin, which is ranked third.

Istanbul has scored 60.20 on the BidIndex scale, an improvement on the final score of 59.46 when the city was eliminated from the 2012 campaign and far higher than the 2008 score of 53.94.

Turkey’s favourable economy compared with other European countries and Istanbul’s persistent bidding, which has helped develop a clear plan are the main factors in its high BidIndex score.

Istanbul’s bid is the most volatile and will be at risk of failure if Turkey’s bid to host the UEFA 2020 European Football Championships is successful.Turkey could be awarded Euro 2020 on Tuesday if there are no other bidders and the tournament is awarded by default.  Istanbul officials would have to convince the IOC  the city is capable of hosting two major events in a year.

Tokyo is just 0.28 points behind Istanbul. Tokyo’s main strengths are its finance, infrastructure for transportation and tourism, major sport event experience and a strategic legacy plan.

Third ranked Madrid has score of 55.10.

The Host City Election will be held in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013.