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Spain's Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco speaks during a news conference  in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. During the Sept. 4-10 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meetings in Buenos Aires, members will elect the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, with candidates being Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo, as well as choose a new IOC president and add a sport to the 2020 program. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Spain's Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. During the Sept. 4-10 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meetings in Buenos Aires, members will elect the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, with candidates being Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo, as well as choose a new IOC president and add a sport to the 2020 program. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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(AP) The final day of campaigning by the three cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics began with Madrid saying its proposal based on economic austerity can become the new model for future games.


Madrid officials spoke at a news conference Friday in Buenos Aires leading to Saturday's vote by IOC members. Tokyo and Istanbul are to make their cases later in the day.


Madrid Mayor Ana Botella said the Spanish bid offers a "responsible budget" appropriate for "current times."


Bid leader Alejandro Blanco said "we are trying to show that our candidacy is adjusting to what the Olympic movement wants."


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