Roger Federer Australian Open outfit

Roger Federer skipped the ATP Cup and is already training in Melbourne for the upcoming Australian Open. Uniqlo unveiled the outfit (available in two color ranges) that he will be wearing for the first Slam of the season:

Roger Federer Australian Open outfit

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Roger Federer 2019 Australian Open outfit
– Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

adidas stycon

By removing the conventional laces, the adidas Stycon creates the perfect connection between the foot and the shoe. The knit collar of the shoe is engineered to naturally expand to the foot shape, while also ensuring supportive fit. These design features deliver comfort, stability and support, while also providing a revolutionary style.


adidas Stycon


adidas Stycon

The adidas Stycon is available online from 7th January for 140 euros at adidas.com/tennis.

Tokyo 2020 has today celebrated one year to go until the Olympics by unveiling the Olympics medals.
The design of the gold, silver and bronze medals has been conceived to appear as rough stones that have been polished. The medals are manufactured using the precious metal extracted from small electronic devices donated by people all over Japan.

“The medals collect and reflect myriad patterns of light, symbolising the energy of the athletes and those who support them; their design is intended to symbolise diversity and represent a world where people who compete in sports and work hard are honoured”

The ribbon is designed to be a reflection of Japan itself and of the way the country demonstrates “Unity in Diversity”. 

The design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal case is inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Games emblem. Each medal case is distinct and has its own wood fibre pattern subtly infused into the design.

Source: Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo unveils Olympic logo

Tokyo 2020 unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Harmonized Chequered Emblems. The logo replaces the first choice which was scrapped last year after the designer was accused of plagiarism.

The new design was selected following an open competition. Four designs were shortlisted out of 14,000 received from all over the world:

According to its Japanese designer, Asao Tokoro, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.

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This month, the IOC Evaluation Commission is visting the three candidates cities. The election of the winning city will take place on 7 September at 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires.

Tokyo

Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. Tokyo’s 2020 bid is the city’s fifth bid for the games.
Japan has also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 in Sapporo and 1998 in Nagano.

Competition will be staged in three types of venues:

– Historic venues dating from the 1964 Games, modernised and refurbished to extend their legacy for at least another 50 years. The centrepiece of the 1964 legacy venues will be the new Olympic Stadium – the first in Games history to have a retractable roof. It will blend the history and tradition of the site, with Tokyo’s renowned innovation and technology to create a new domestic and international sporting icon, which will stage the Tokyo 2020 Opening and Closing Ceremony and other similarly high-profile sport events for decades to come. Among the other 1964 venues that will also benefit from modernisation is Yoyogi National Stadium, which will host Handball.

– New permanent venues that will herald a new legacy, bringing much-needed new facilities to city centre living.

– Temporary venues, located in spectacular oceanside settings overlooking Tokyo Bay.

The tennis event will be played at the Ariake Tennis Park. The existing Ariake Coliseum, a multipurpose 10,000 seat stadium with an all-weather court and a sliding retractable roof, regularly hosts international and major domestic events.

Tokyo 2020 website
Tokyo 2020 candidature file
More on Ariake Tennis Park

Madrid

Madrid‘s 2020 bid is their third consecutive bid for the games and fourth overall bid.
Spain previously hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona.

The venues will be divided into two zones:

– the Campo de las Naciones Zone, located in the east of the city, which will house 14 Olympic venues, the Olympic and Paralympic Village, the Media Village, the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre.

– the Manzanares Zone, in the west, has 7 Olympic venues and is located in an area of environmental regeneration, where the river which crosses Madrid has been restored for use as an extensive parkland area for recreation and sport.

The tennis event will take place at the Caja Magica, used for the Madrid Masters and which also hosted the 2013 World Men’s Handball Championship.

Caja Magica Madrid

Madrid 2020 website
Madrid 2020 candidature file

Istanbul

Istanbul’s 2020 bid is their fifth bid. If the city wins the bid, Turkey would be the 24th nation to host the Olympic Games.

The Istanbul 2020 Games Master Plan features four zones:

– the Olympic City Zone is located in the city’s populous and important western growth region, with significant existing and planned transport infrastructure. The Olympic City Cluster comprises the İstanbul Olympic ParkPrecinct with 11 venues including the existing Atatürk Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Tennis Centre.

– the Coastal Zone, home to the historic sites along the Marmara Sea shoreline, is currently the site of significant regeneration and restoration programmes.

– the Bosphorus Zone, located in the heart of the old city, provides the stage for hosting events concurrently on the European and Asian sides of the city, activating the majestic waterway for competition and public events.

– the Forest Zone, Situated in the north of the city. This cluster comprises the Belgrad Forest Precinct (three venues – Belgrad Forest Cycle Park, Olympic Whitewater Stadium and the National Shooting Centre), as well as the Seyrantepe Stadium.

The tennis event will be played at the yet to be built Olympic Tennis Centre.

Istanbul 2020 website
Istanbul 2020 candidature file

Schedule

March 4–7 – IOC Evaluation Commission visit to Tokyo
March 18–21 – IOC Evaluation Commission visit to Madrid
March 24–27 – IOC Evaluation Commission visit to Istanbul
July 3–4 – Candidate cities briefing to IOC Members in Lausanne
TBD – Report of the IOC evaluation commission
7 September – Election of the host city at 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires

According to the bookmakers Tokyo is the favorite, who do you think will win?

Which city will host the 2020 Olympics?

  • Istanbul (59%, 22 Votes)
  • Tokyo (32%, 12 Votes)
  • Madrid (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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