Pau Gasol Pushing for Spain to Host the 2020 Olympics

by August 28, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers star forward Pau Gasol has been appointed as a spokesman by his country to help them win a bid to host the Olympic Games in 2020. Per the AP: “In a statement issued Tuesday, Madrid’s 2020 Olympic bid committee says Gasol, one of Spain’s most well-known athletes and a two-time Olympic silver medalist, will address the International Olympic Committee during Madrid’s final presentation in Buenos Aires next month. Madrid is vying with Tokyo and Istanbul for the 2020 Summer Games, and the IOC will deliver its decision in Argentina on Sept. 7. In the statement, Gasol says the Olympics are ‘more than sport” and Madrid needs the boost the games would provide”