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Istanbul 2020 Director of Sport to speak at Stadia & Arena in May

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Alp Berker, Director of Sport for Istanbul 2020 – the bid company for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games – will be the first speaker on the Wednesday morning session of Stadia & Arena Istanbul 2013.

The session will focus on Turkey’s burgeoning sports sector and Berker will outline Istanbul’s plans for the Olympics.

Istanbul’s plans for sports facilities is aligned with Turkey’s National Sports Plan, which is a wide-ranging, government programme that provides for an investment of $500 million annually in sports participation and development through low- or no-cost activities. This is complemented by a $1.77 billion government investment that will deliver 415 accessible, high-quality community and elite-level sports facilities and 24 new stadiums across Turkey by 2014.

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