Madrid Mayor Ana Botella said Madrid shouldn’t bid again for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after Madrid once again lost its bid, this time for the 2020 Summer Games.
Botella said, “I think that for the moment the Olympic race has given us all the benefits we can expect from it in the next few years. I believe, therefore, that Madrid should not seek to host the 2024 Games”.
Madrid’s presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was reportedly widely ridiculed, with the Mayor bearing the brunt of the criticism after she mangled comments in English at a news conference.
Various other theories have been put forward as to why Madrid failed in its bid, including their decision to present their bid as the “austerity option” and a perception that Spain is soft on doping.