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Volume 6 No. 212
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Olympic Notes: Less Support For Madrid 2020 Bid Than In '12, '16

According to surveys conducted by the IOC, the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid has 76% popular support in Madrid and 81% in the rest of Spain, figures lower than they were for previous Olympic candidacies. Madrid's 2012 bid had popular support from 93% of the Spanish population, while 96% supported the city's bid to host the Olympics in '16 (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 6/26). ... Some of the world's top athletes, both current and former, will descend on Singapore starting Wednesday to take part in the IOC Athletes' Forum beginning Thursday (STRAITS TIMES, 6/26).