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SBD Global/June 17, 2013/Olympics
Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco Shows Confidence In 2020 Bid
Published June 17, 2013
DAMAGE CONTROL: The EFE reported that Spanish State Commerce secretary Jaime García-Legaz appeared confident that Spain's economic crisis will not put Madrid's candidacy in danger. García-Legaz: "Spain's general economic foundation and the the Madrid 2020 budget in particular are solid, diverse and totally capable of supporting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Spain will have stable growth in the next five years. Spain has the greatest potential growth in the next decade of the five major European economies" (EFE, 6/15).