POSTED: January 28th 2012
NewsUpdate

Government of Spain gets behind Madrid 2020 Olympic bid

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidency and Spokesman, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, during the press conference following the meeting of the Council of Ministers / La Moncloa
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidency and Spokesman, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, during the press conference following the meeting of the Council of Ministers / La Moncloa

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The Council of Ministers has stepped up to lend government support to the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid to host the summer Games.

Yesterday the Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz, announced at a press conference that the government would supply the required guarantees and assurances for the applicant file to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The government provides explicit commitments as it did with the previous candidatures of Madrid 2012 and 2016 should the city be chosen to host the Games.  This covers a number of areas such as anti-doping rules, tax rulings, and the free movement of athletes and people necessary for the organization and staging of the Olympic Games.

The Madrid 2020 team, chaired by the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco, will present the new logo and website on Monday, January 30, and February 15 will deliver the applicant file to the IOC in Lausanne for the third bid by the Spanish capital to host the Olympics.

Madrid is in the race for the 2020 summer Games with Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Rome and Tokyo. The final decision will take place at Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 7, 2013 at the IOC session.


Keywords · Madrid 2020 · summer Games · Olympic bidding · Deputy Prime Minister · Soraya Saenz · Alejandro Blanco · COE


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