POSTED: November 8th 2016
NewsUpdate

Olympics: Budapest 2024 announces Ambassadors that represent Hungarian society

Sándor Zwack, Fruzsina Szép, Andrea Rost, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, György Habsburg, Tamás Fellegi, Bid Chairman Balázs Fürjes, Christopher Mattheisen, and Professor János Martonyi © Budapest 2024
Sándor Zwack, Fruzsina Szép, Andrea Rost, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, György Habsburg, Tamás Fellegi, Bid Chairman Balázs Fürjes, Christopher Mattheisen, and Professor János Martonyi © Budapest 2024

Chairman Fürjes introduces the Budapest 2024 Ambassadors at a press conference © Budapest 2024
Chairman Fürjes introduces the Budapest 2024 Ambassadors at a press conference © Budapest 2024

Fruzsina Szép and Andrea Rost during the press conference © Budapest 2024
Fruzsina Szép and Andrea Rost during the press conference © Budapest 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Budapest 2024 announced their newly appointed Ambassadors during a major media event at the floating Budapest 2024 Visitor's Center located on the historic Danube River.

The nine leaders representing Hungarian society include:

                     Economist and sociologist, János Csák

                     Lawyer and political scientist, Tamás Fellegi

                     Austro-Hungarian journalist, politician, and public figure, György Habsburg

                     Winner of the Széchenyi prize for 2016, Professor János Martonyi

                     Hungarian-American businessman and economist and CEO of Magyar Telekom, Christopher Mattheisen

                     Opera singer and honorary citizen of Budapest, Andrea Rost

                     Managing Director of the Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

                     Berlin Lollapalooza Festival Director, Fruzsina Szép

                     Director of Zwack Unicum, Sándor Zwack

"Our city is a strong contender with a master plan that turns Budapest into one, giant festival live site for Olympic sport. Our Ambassadors will help us to tell Budapest's captivating story to the nation and to the world, inviting all of Hungary to join in," expressed Budapest 2024 Chairman, Balázs Fürjes.

The new Budapest 2024 Ambassadors will work closely with the Bid Committee and key stakeholders to increase the bid's awareness.

Ambassador Hasburg stated, "With the right plan and concept for an Olympic Games, then the whole region can benefit greatly."

He went on to say that he believes that the bid's preparation is excellent based on his experience with the Budapest 2024 initiatives, which included the House of Hungary in Rio.

Ambassador Mattheisen focused on the profitability that the Games brings to Budapest and Hungary as a whole.

"The facilities are mostly already there...with just a few additional venues to build. It's misleading to expect that an Olympic Games can be a profitable investment in two or three years - we need to take a twenty to thirty-year perspective. Looking ahead in this way, I challenge Hungarians to dream big and to believe in the dream," commented Mattheisen.

In addition to announcing the new Ambassadors, the press conference event featured a new video. The video highlighted how the Budapest Olympics Games will connect both communities and people through the power of sport.

Chairman Fürjes added, "An Olympic Games in Hungary will be more affordable, more compact, more festive, and more engaging for Hungarians, especially young people."  

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


Keywords · Budapest 2024 · Hungary · Olympics · Paralympics · Olympic bidding


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