It's back. I fell in love with the Olympics in , seeing divers tumble off the high board in front of the spectacular backdrop of Barcelona. When the Games came to my city, London, in , it was one of the best times of my entire life. It's a month-long celebration of strength, agility, speed and fortitude, unimaginable feats of human athletic achievement, spirit and commitment. And then it happens all over again with the Paralympics! Except the athletes are even more inspiring. What a time to be alive.
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WHAT IS MOVE?
Thank you all for coming to MOVE ! Another fantastic year full of insight, colloboration and conversations for real change up and down the mobility spectrum. MOVE brings together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We are more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. MOVE is where mobility is re-imagined.
Overall, these will be the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, which also hosted the Winter Olympics in Sapporo and Nagano. These Games will see the introduction of new and additional competitions at the Summer Olympics, including 3x3 basketball , freestyle BMX and Madison cycling , as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies that allow the host organizing committee to add sports to the Olympic programme to augment the permanent core Olympic events , these Games will see karate , sport climbing , surfing and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, as well as the return of baseball and softball for the first time since Tokyo , Istanbul , and Madrid were the three candidate cities. The applicant cities of Baku Azerbaijan and Doha Qatar were not promoted to candidate status. A bid from Rome was withdrawn. An exhaustive ballot system was used. A run-off vote between these two cities was held to determine which would be eliminated. In the final vote, a head-to-head contest between Tokyo and Istanbul, Tokyo was selected by 60 votes to 36, as it got at least 49 votes needed for a majority. The Japanese government is considering increasing slot capacity at both Haneda and Narita airports by easing airspace restrictions.
Where disruptive technology and innovation drive much needed change, MOVE is a one-of-a-kind event representing the entire ecosystem of urban mobility. MOVE America is where mobility is re-imagined. Over sessions across 9 tracks, MOVE is the most comprehensive and cross-modal event on the planet. With a large and exceptionally senior audience, MOVE optimises your budget and time. Showcase the latest mobility solutions from around the world. Source solutions, meet new partners and be inspired.