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Repsol support Madrid 2016 Olympic bid

Repsol support Madrid 2016 Olympic bid

Madrid’s efforts to host the 2016 Olympic Games face an important test this week, and the members of the Repsol teams have shown their whole-hearted support for the attempt.

Coinciding with the presence of the IOC’s evaluation committee in the capital of Spain, Repsol has stated its clear support for the Olympic Games to be held in Madrid in 2016.

Moreover, the riders and drivers that are sponsored by the Spanish oil giant, and who have taken part in several different competitions over the last few days, also wanted to put their weight behind the city’s bid - they all appeared in their races with messages of support for the Spanish capital.

Repsol’s relationship with the Olympic Games has existed since 1988 when the Asociación de Deportes Olímpicos (ADO) began its work, and at the moment the Spanish oil company is one of its sponsor members. Repsol’s involvement with sport in Spain has been progressing over the last few years, and it has become a preferential sponsor for the city of Madrid 2016.

Therefore Repsol did not want to miss out on a chance of helping the city in this very important week, backing the bid for the festival of sports, with thousands of sportsmen and women from all over the world taking part, to be held in Spain for the second time in its history.

The riders in the different Repsol teams did not want to be left out either and in the last few days they have added their support from two continents - from the circuit of Jerez, the desert of Tunisia, as well as from Morocco, Portugal and Belgium. All of them stating that the games should be held in Madrid and backing the city’s bid to be chosen as the next Spanish city, after Barcelona, to host the Olympic Games.

In the World Motorcycling Championship, Dani Pedrosa decorated his right hand with the logo of Madrid’s bid for the race in Jerez, and the young riders Marc Márquez & Esteve Rabat raised the poster that has been designed to support the city’s efforts on the starting grid before the race. Marc Coma & Jordi Viladoms also did the same at the end of the Rally Tunisia, and Toni Bou joined in after his victory in the World Trial Championship held in Chaves, Portugal.

Jordi Gené & Jaime Alguersuari, in their respective races in the WTCC and the World Series did not want to miss out either and before starting their respective races also wanted to show their support for the Madrid 2016 bid.

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