Thomas Bach will be updated on the 2030 Olympic bid on a trip to Madrid for refugees

If there is no joint agreement, the COE will choose between the Catalonia or Aragon projects. On Wednesday Bach will chair the meeting of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, the IOC confirmed to Around The Rings.

Spanish Olympic Committee does not throw in the towel and maintains the “Pyrenees 2030″ project is alive after the failure of the joint meeting

Nor is an agreement reached at the eleventh meeting with Aragon and Catalonia and the new COE proposal is expected to convince the IOC

Samaranch and Pere Mirؚó await an agreement to save the 2030 Pyrenees Olympic Project

“I am confident that common sense will prevail,” Samaranch said. “There is no deadline” for a decision on the joint candidacy, clarifies Miró

Bach will travel to Madrid to see the refugee center and learn about the Pyrenees 2030 Olympic bid

The President of the COE Alejandro Blanco warns: “if there is no agreement there is no candidacy”

“If we achieve unity, we will have a strong candidacy,” Alejandro Blanco insisted on the project for the Winter Olympics bid for 2030

The President of the Spanish Olympic Committee has minimized the controversy of recent days and recalled the Olympic project is presented by the COE and backed by the government

Barcelona Prepares Winter Olympic Bid

(ATR) A bid from Barcelona for the 2030 Games includes France and Andorra reports Miguel Hernandez.

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(ATR) Catalonia sport officials are ready to initiate the creation of a new NOC and go to Tokyo, but situation remains fluid.

Catalonia Federation Reportedly Eyes Tokyo Team

(ATR) As Catalonia continues towards a potential independence push, sport leaders want a team at Tokyo 2020.

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(ATR) IOC denies Catalonia National Olympic Committee recognition pending its secession efforts from Spain.