Madrid to bid to stage Olympic Games in 2016

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3 July 2006, MADRID — Madrid is to announce it will bid to stage the 2016 Olympic Games, it was reported on Monday.

3 July 2006

MADRID — Madrid is to announce it will bid to stage the 2016 Olympic Games, it was reported on Monday.

Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, mayor of Madrid, will make the announcement on Thursday.

The date is exactly a year after the International Olympics Committee announced the surprise decision that London's bid to stage the 2012 Games had beaten bids from Madrid and Paris.

The decision came amid controversial circumstances after one judge later claimed he had made a mistake with his vote - which could have proved crucial.

Ruiz-Gallardón said despite the fact London was chosen to stage the 2012 Games, "the Olympic spirit continues in our city".

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Subject: Spanish news

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