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SBD Global/July 17, 2013/Olympics
Madrid 2020 Selects 24 Athletes To Represent Candidacy At September's IOC Announcement
Published July 17, 2013
ABSOLUTE SUPPORT: The EFE reported Madrid businesses have written an institutional declaration supporting Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid. The statement expresses "absolute support" from the 500,000-plus businesses in the region for something that represents "an optimal occasion to further boost development of the community." The declaration "has been read at the closing of the General Assembly meeting of the Madrid Business Confederation (CEIM)," which was attended by various prominent Madrid commerce officials. The declaration highlights that "celebrating the Games would promote the image of Madrid, the Community and all of Spain, and be an opportunity to welcome more tourists, increase direct foreign investment, strengthen economic and social development and create employment opportunities" (EFE, 7/16).