Last push from Madrid 2016 Olympic Games bid

11:12, 02 October 2009
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 King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain are in Copenhagen this Thursday as part of the last effort from Madrid to win the nomination as host city of the 2016 Olympic Games, according to Xinhua.

    The King and Queen have been joined by Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero, as well as the Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon.

    The Spanish representatives are meeting members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a last push to win votes in tomorrow`s decision as to which city will be chosen to host the2016 Games.

    Madrid, which failed in its bid to hold the 2012 Games, competes against Tokyo, Chicago and Rio De Janeiro in Friday`s vote.

    Gallardon stressed that the Madrid bid was a "collective and shared dream," for the inhabitants of the Spanish capital.

    Meanwhile five times Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain is also in Copenhagen to help Madrid`s efforts.

    Indurain took part in the Copenhagen Bike Tour along with Gymnast Almudena Cid, the gold medal winner in the 1,500 meters from Barcelona 1992, Fermin Cacho and tennis star Arancha Sanchez Vicario.

    The decision as to which city will be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games will be made public between 18.30 and 19.00 hours on Friday.

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