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Madrid 2016 official: Rio has worst Olympics bid

Madrid 2016 official: Rio has worst Olympics bid

A Madrid 2016 Olympics bid official has reportedly labeled rival Rio de Janeiro's bid the "worst" of the four cities competing for the right to host the games.
Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola called Rio "the worst bid" according to Spanish news agency Efe on Wednesday.
Odriozola said Rio's standing as one of the favorites for Friday's vote comes down to marketing and sentimentality and security remains an issue.
"At this point, the IOC is not going to risk it and take the Games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well," said Odriozola, who is also president of the Spanish athletics federation.
Madrid is also competing against Chicago and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Games.


Updated : 2021-10-21 16:36 GMT+08:00