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Istanbul, Madrid race to host 2020 Olympics

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The battle for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics entered its' final stages with the Istanbul bid saying in Buenos Aires that of the three candidates they would need to spend the least on 'dedicated Olympic projects'. 

The Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, seen during a visit by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission team for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games, on March 18, 2013. Madrid's strongest selling point is that the economic crisis in Spain would not affect their bid because their budget is a modest one 2.37 billion euros.

Their claim will surprise many as one of their rivals Madrid's strongest selling points was that the economic crisis in Spain would not affect their bid because their budget was a modest one 2.37 billion euros ($3.12 billion) as most of the venues and the infrastructure are already in place.

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