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Madrid 2016 official: Rio has worst Olympics bid

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MADRID (AP) — A Madrid 2016 Olympics bid official has reportedly labeled rival Rio de Janeiro's bid the "worst" of the four cities competing for the right to host the games.

Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola called Rio "the worst bid" according to Spanish news agency Efe on Wednesday.

Odriozola said Rio's standing as one of the favorites for Friday's vote comes down to marketing and sentimentality and security remains an issue.

"At this point, the IOC is not going to risk it and take the Games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well," said Odriozola, who is also president of the Spanish athletics federation.

Madrid is also competing against Chicago and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Games.

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Madrid 2016 official: Rio has worst Olympics bid

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MADRID (AP) — A Madrid 2016 Olympics bid official has reportedly labeled rival Rio de Janeiro's bid the "worst" of the four cities competing for the right to host the games.

Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola called Rio "the worst bid" according to Spanish news agency Efe on Wednesday.

Odriozola said Rio's standing as one of the favorites for Friday's vote comes down to marketing and sentimentality and security remains an issue.

"At this point, the IOC is not going to risk it and take the Games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well," said Odriozola, who is also president of the Spanish athletics federation.

Madrid is also competing against Chicago and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Games.

lol Chicago and Madrid are getting desperate!!! That means Rio is on top ;) Great news!

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Madrid 2016 official: Rio has worst Olympics bid

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MADRID (AP) — A Madrid 2016 Olympics bid official has reportedly labeled rival Rio de Janeiro's bid the "worst" of the four cities competing for the right to host the games.

Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola called Rio "the worst bid" according to Spanish news agency Efe on Wednesday.

Odriozola said Rio's standing as one of the favorites for Friday's vote comes down to marketing and sentimentality and security remains an issue.

"At this point, the IOC is not going to risk it and take the Games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well," said Odriozola, who is also president of the Spanish athletics federation.

Madrid is also competing against Chicago and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Games.

Rio lodges complaint with IOC after Madrid gibeEmail Print Share Associated Press

COPENHAGEN -- The Rio 2016 Olympics bid team has formally complained to the International Olympic Committee after a report that an official from the rival Madrid bid criticized the Brazilian city.

Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola reportedly called Rio "the worst bid" of the four candidates.

Spanish news agency Efe reports Odriozola said "the IOC is not going to risk it and take the games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well."

In a statement to The Associated Press, Rio bid organizers said the comments were "totally unacceptable."

The IOC reminded Madrid, Rio, Chicago and Tokyo on Tuesday not to criticize each other. The 2016 Olympics host will be decided Friday.

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Rio lodges complaint with IOC after Madrid gibeEmail Print Share Associated Press

COPENHAGEN -- The Rio 2016 Olympics bid team has formally complained to the International Olympic Committee after a report that an official from the rival Madrid bid criticized the Brazilian city.

Spanish Olympic Committee vice president Jose Maria Odriozola reportedly called Rio "the worst bid" of the four candidates.

Spanish news agency Efe reports Odriozola said "the IOC is not going to risk it and take the games to a site where it doesn't have total confidence that it can be done well."

In a statement to The Associated Press, Rio bid organizers said the comments were "totally unacceptable."

The IOC reminded Madrid, Rio, Chicago and Tokyo on Tuesday not to criticize each other. The 2016 Olympics host will be decided Friday.

Reports from the Brazilian press state thatthe Rio Committee is still silent about this issue - at least with the press.

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Madrid 2016 official, the most boring bid! =]

it's very stupid how the" countries" "ve been acting lately as it gets close to the decision day, they do nothing but to hurt themselves with criticisms like that..

Tokyo remains so quiet and peaceful, perhaps the best choice for an olympics at the moment . Nd they make nice video games as well =)

I support Tokyo! playin Okami...

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There are tight rules on these things which Madrid has broken if these comments are correct. Whether you agree with the comments or not Oaky, they are not in line with the IOC's own rules which disallow bidding cities criticising their rivals' bids. It was at best thoughtless, at worst desperate - read into it what you will. It wasn't a good idea whatever the case.

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Madrid isn't getting desperate!

It's stating the truth - Rio's bid is the worst but due to sentimentality it is getting strong support!

the bid isn't bad, if it was it wouldn't have made to the short list in first place. Tokyo has the best bid, and no one is going crazy about it.

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the bid isn't bad, if it was it wouldn't have made to the short list in first place. Tokyo has the best bid, and no one is going crazy about it.

Out of the 4 cities Rio has the weakest bid although it is still deemed good enough. Madrid has technically the safest bid by virtue of the fact 77% of venues are built or under construction.

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There are tight rules on these things which Madrid has broken if these comments are correct. Whether you agree with the comments or not Oaky, they are not in line with the IOC's own rules which disallow bidding cities criticising their rivals' bids. It was at best thoughtless, at worst desperate - read into it what you will. It wasn't a good idea whatever the case.

If Rio is justified to complain then they should but I agree with the comments on a personal level about Rio having the least safe and indeed weakest bid of the 4 cities.

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Good, then why do they feel the need to criticise if their bid's so strong. Any idiot could tell you that's not a winning strategy. They seem nervous, and in probability, are starting to realise if they didn't before that they've timed this bid badly.

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Out of the 4 cities Rio has the weakest bid although it is still deemed good enough. Madrid has technically the safest bid by virtue of the fact 77% of venues are built or under construction.

Oaky, so if Madrid's venues are nearly all there...then what's the rush for 2016? I mean they and more will be standing for 2036, right? So...what's the rush? I mean..it's fies...I mean siesta time!!

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Good, then why do they feel the need to criticise if their bid's so strong. Any idiot could tell you that's not a winning strategy. They seem nervous, and in probability, are starting to realise if they didn't before that they've timed this bid badly.

I don't know personally why they feel the need to criticize Rio's bid. I can't speak on behalf of the person who said it. However, I'm sure they are not just now realizing the implications of their timing.

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