MADRID’S mayor has said he felt more confident about the city’s Olympic bid before meeting the Committee in Copenhagen than afterwards.
Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón told reporters yesterday that he felt a little nervous when presenting his city to the judges in the Danish capital.
But the mayor stresses that Madrid has ‘very favourable circumstances’ that could swing the vote in its favour.
“We have the best product and we have generated a scenario where the evaluation of the product’s quality will be a determining factor,” states Ruiz-Gallardón.
He claims to have ‘many hunches’ about the Spanish capital’s chances, but did not want to go into detail for fear of tempting fate.
Madrid’s mayor is also anxious about what he calls the ‘Obama effect’, which could mean Chicago wins more votes.
But this remains to be seen, with Chicago and Río de Janeiro having locked horns over the latter’s mayor’s having heavily criticised the Brazilian city.
The final decision as to where the 2016 Olympics will be held takes place this Friday.