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SBD Global/July 23, 2013/Olympics
Madrid 2020 Olympic Bid Has Full Support Of Organization Of European Capital Cities
Published July 23, 2013
MADRID'S COMPETITION: In Madrid, Matilla & Jiménez reported the Madrid 2020 bid left a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 3 with "two clear feelings: there are now more options than ever for hosting the Games and, although Istanbul was very strong months ago, Tokyo is now the rival to beat." Last week, Tokyo 2020 was able to add two sponsors, Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. and Nippon Life Insurance, giving Tokyo 20 sponsors. But "there is more." Travel information company FlightStats has published a study that boasts that Tokyo airports Narita and Haneda "have been evaluated as those that accumulate the most traffic, and more importantly, are the world’s two most reliable major airports based on flight departure times." Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno said, "Having the two best airports in the world in the same city is perfect support for why Tokyo can offer a fantastic and efficient Olympics" (AS, 7/22).