‘Madrid freezes its great dream’

Published on 9 September 2013 at 09:15

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The Spanish capital is to withdraw plans to compete for the 2024 Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on September 7 that the city had lost out to Tokyo in its bid to host the 2020 event, writes ABC.

The Spanish capital failed in attempts to host the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Games, and should it decide to compete for the fourth it would be up against Paris, Rome and Berlin.“I am not even considering it,” declared the city’s mayor, Ana Botella.

The Madrid daily notes that if the city lost its bid for failing to combat doping, this would be unreasonable. It continues –

What should be under evaluation is how IOC works and the thoroughness of its selection procedures.

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