POSTED: November 23rd 2016

Budapest 2024 humbled and inspired by results of ANOC General Assembly

Budapest 2024 delegation presenting bid to the ANOC General Assembly in Doha © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024 delegation presenting bid to the ANOC General Assembly in Doha © Budapest 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The delegation representing Budapest 2024 in Doha, Qatar at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly wanted to express their gratitude to the Olympic and NOC leaders for supporting and showing interest in the Budapest bid.

Budapest 2024 Chairman, Fürjes Balázs stated, "The Budapest 2024 Olympic Bid is a project of national importance for the people and youth of Hungary, and the resounding welcome we received following our presentation of the bid was both humbling and inspiring."

The delegation's presentation highlighted the advantages of hosting a more secure, affordable, and festive Games in a mid-sized city. The theme was Budapest was the "the right city at the right time." The imagination and attention of those in Doha were captured by the bid.

"It was moving and exhilarating to feel the tangible support in the presentation room for our Bid to host the Olympic Games in our mid-sized city of Budapest," expressed Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky

"The Budapest Model has been extremely well received...Especially the rapid transport times with an average travel time of 12 minutes to the Olympic venues and Village, and the opportunity for NOCs to locate all in one village within walking distance of the Olympic Park," commented Director of Sport and Venues for Budapest, Attila Mizer.

News channel, Buzzfeed, described the Budapest as "the most stunning city in Europe," while Conde Nast Traveller called it the second best city in the world.

Mayor Szalay-Bobrovniczky went on to say, "We are a city on the rise, and we are a city and a nation committed to the Olympic Games...A city for new audiences and a new generation."

Balázs added, "We have received a lot of positive feedback about the Budapest Bid since the presentation to ANOC, based on our master plan to bring the Olympic festival of sport back to the heart of the city, with reduced travel times and a single Olympic Village for all teams and athletes."

This response will only further the bid's efforts moving forward as they are committed to improving and adjusting their master plan leading up to the submission of the final Candidature files.

"We are more dedicated than ever in our mission to bring the Olympic Games to Hungary and Central Europe, and to help the Olympic Movement to expand the range of potential host cities for the Games after the very warm reception we received from the Olympic Family in Doha," said Balázs.

Balázs concluded, "Our thanks and recognition must go to our friends at the NOCs, the IOC and the hospitable city of Doha for a resounding welcome, and valuable feedback on our bid."

** 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

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