Istanbul plots 2020 Olympics bid
ISTANBUL -- Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics offers an opportunity for the games to be staged for the first time on two continents and in a secular Muslim country, leaders of the Turkish candidacy said Tuesday.
Istanbul, a city of more than 12 million that straddles Asia and Europe, boasted Turkey has a young population, a stable democracy and strong economic growth that is more than 3½ times the European average.
Istanbul's bid documents were made public a day after the ...
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