POSTED: August 2nd 2013
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Madrid 2020 gets support from Catalan employers

Theresa Zabell, International CEO of Madrid 2020, and Antonio Gasso, CEO of GAES Centros Auditivos,  together with the  GAES IMOCA 60 crew / Madrid 2020
Theresa Zabell, International CEO of Madrid 2020, and Antonio Gasso, CEO of GAES Centros Auditivos, together with the GAES IMOCA 60 crew / Madrid 2020

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Madrid 2020 received support from companies in the Catalonia region Thursday at a presentation of the boat that will sail during the upcoming Barcelona World Race. The boat is sponsored by GAES Centros Auditivos and will be crewed by Anna Corbella and Gerard Marin.

“I want to express the support of the Barcelona and Catalonia business spheres to the Madrid 2020 Bid,” Catalan Chamber of Commerce Miguel Valls I Maqueda at the presentation. “We are confident this will be a success and next September 7 we will shout ‘Hooray!’ for Madrid 2020.”

Corbella and Marin will sail more than 46,000 kilometres in 100 days on the IMOCA 60, which will have a Madrid 2020 flag on its mast.

“As a company linked to sport, GAES supports Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games,” GAES Centros Auditivos Director General and Chief Executive Officer Antonio Gasso said.

Madrid is bidding against Istanbul and Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee will award the Host City at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires 7 September.


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