POSTED: May 25th 2013

Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid ready for SportAccord

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid will be presented by the Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella and the Madrid 2020 Bid President, Alejandro Blanco, as part of the Sport Accord Convention.

SportAccord is a sports industry convention bringing together more than 100 sports federations from around the world. The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will also convene during the meeting held in St. Petersburg, Russia next week.

The Madrid delegation will give an official presentation of the bid that will be headed by Botella and Blanco to the plenary session of SportAccord on the morning of May 30th. This is a unique occasion to promote Madrid to the elite of the Olympic movement. In addition, the delegation will speak at the event, to explain the details of the project and to highlight the sound economics upon which it is founded, to present IOC members. 

Spain’s respective secretaries of state for trade and sport, Jamie Garcia-Legaz and Miguel Cardenal, along with the leader of the opposition at Madrid City Council, Jaime Lissavetzky, will be traveling to St. Petersburg on behalf of Madrid.

SportAccord is an excellent stage for Madrid to promote its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. It gives bid representatives a chance to make personal contact with members of the IOC, along with some of the world’s leading sports federations. Plus, they can take part in debates on issues of vital importance concerning the sports industry. Similar to Istanbul and Tokyo, Madrid 2020 will also present its project on the morning of May 30th, which is followed by an official press conference in the afternoon.

SportAccord is part of the international sports industry calendar and will be held this year from May 27th through May 31st in St. Petersburg, a window to the world of Russian culture. The conference plays host to the general assemblies of five international associations whose support could be crucial to the three bids.

The Madrid bid’s main objectives include demonstrating the financial soundness of the Spanish capital and the country as a whole, to the Olympic family. This is a large part of why the trade secretary of state Gracia-Legaz will be speaking at the presentation for the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid.

The IOC will make their final decision on the host cities for the 2020 summer Games on September 7 in Buenos Aires at the upcoming session.

Keywords · Madrid 2020 · IOC · Olympic · Russia · SportAccord

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