Budapest 2024 Appoints Olympic Champion As Director Of Sports And Venues

Hungarian Parliament in Budapest
Hungarian Parliament in Budapest (Photo: hunszabi – Indafoto)

Attila Mizser, an Olympic and World Champion in Modern Pentathlon, has been appointed Director of Sports and Venues for the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee.

Mizser has won 13 medals, winning a gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, an individual silver medal four years later in Barcelona and five world championship titles.

Mizser said of his appointment, “I am excited at being given the opportunity to bring the Olympic Summer Games to Budapest in 2024 and intend to bring my sporting and commercial experience to bear in my role as Director of Sports and Venues”.

Bid Chairman Balazs Furjes said, “the appointment of Mizser as Director of Sports and Venues continues to strengthen our senior team.  Mizser brings a proven track record in Olympic sports as well as a strong financial and managerial background.

“This news follows other great announcements for sport in our city and country including the recent award of European City of Sport 2019 and our hosting of the Maccabi Games in the same year”.Budapest 2019

Meanwhile a Budapest 2024 delegation is in Lausanne meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a two-day workshop.

Ten representatives from Budapest 2024 are attending the workshop including the chairman of Budapest 2024, and Laszlo Szabo, President of the Hungarian Paralympic Committee.

Budapest’s rivals including Hamburg, Paris, Los Angeles and Rome are also expected to attend individual workshops in the Olympic Capital this week.  Despite the devastating terror attacks in the French Capital last week, the Paris delegation has reportedly confirmed its attendance.

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