Madrid to launch logo for 2020 Olympics bid on January 30

Saturday, 14 January 2012
By Duncan Mackay in Innsbruck

Plaza de_CibelesJanuary 14 - Madrid will reveal more details about its bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, including the logo, during a special event at Palacio de Cibeles in the Spanish capital on January 30.

The details of the bid were approved by Madrid's City Council at a meeting attended by Alejandro Blanco, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), who is heading up Madrid's bid, which faces opposition from Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Rome and Tokyo.

Victor Sanchez, the bid's chief executive, and Theresa Zabell, the double Olympic sailing gold medallist who is the head of international relations. 

They are also part of a strong team attending the Winter Youth Olympic Games, which opened here last night.

The bid team has also been strengthened by the addition of Rafael Pascual, considered to be Spain's greatest ever volleyball player having been capped more than 500 times.

He has joined as director of sports. 

The ceremony at the end of this month will also be attended by Ana Botella, the new Mayor of Madrid.

The logo will be chosen from a shortlist of three.

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