POSTED: November 11th 2016

Budapest 2024 delegation puts Hungary's Olympians at the center for ANOC General Assembly

Budapest 2024 Bid Committee Chairman, Balázs Fürjes, will lead the ANOC delegation / Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024 Bid Committee Chairman, Balázs Fürjes, will lead the ANOC delegation / Budapest 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Budapest 2024 has announced their delegation for the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly that will take place next week in Doha. The delegation will present Budapest as the "right sized, real alternative" city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Budapest Bid team reflects the deep connection that sport has to the Hungarian nation.

Budapest 2024 Bid Committee Chairman, Balázs Fürjes will lead the delegation, which will include Bid Vice-Chairmen Gusztáv Bienerth and László Vajda; Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky; Hungarian Olympic gymnastics champion and Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) Chairman, Zsolt Borkai; Olympic modern pentathlon gold medalist and Director of Sport and Venues for Budapest 2024, Attila Mizsér; two-time sabre fencer Olympic champion, Áron Szilágyi; and table tennis champion, Zsófia Arlóy.

"Our Olympic athletes are regarded as heroes in Hungary, and will represent our bid and our country in the presentation to the NOCs and Olympic officials in Doha," commented Budapest 2024.

The team will present Budapest 2024's master plan that aims to deliver a more atmospheric, festive, sustainable Olympic Games. The city's compact, long-term development plans fall right into line with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) Agenda 2020 reforms.

"The dialogue we have been fostering with the Olympic Family will continue in Doha; we believe this will enable the Olympic Games to return to mid-sized cities like Budapest that can deliver the Games in more affordable, more secure, more accessible and more festive ways for young people and host nations. This will help us to ensure that our concept for the Games closely aligns with both sporting and NOC priorities," expressed Borkai.

In addition, Mizsér is excited to share the results of recent discussions with sports leaders. These talks have allowed Budapest 2024 and international federations to jointly outline plans to grow and promote their sports by engaging the whole region of Central Europe.

Budapest 2024's most attractive features are its less complex and more affordable Games plans, which will be at the center of the delegation's presentation at the ANOC General Assembly.

Fürjes concluded, "Now is the time for us to demonstrate the strength of Hungary's passion for the Olympics with our presentation to the National Olympic Committees in Doha."

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

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