Jaca to bid for 2014 Winter Games
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MADRID, Spain -- The Pyrenean city of Jaca will bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics after Spain's Olympic Committee reversed a decision to reject the proposal.
Committee president Jose Maria Echevarria said Jaca had been given the green light, after a majority decision in its favor following an emergency meeting.
On Monday, Echevarria had said the city could not make a sixth bid as it had not fulfilled the necessary requirements.
However, the presentation of further information to support Jaca's case had persuaded the COE to change its mind.
The city previously made unsuccessful bids to hold the 1992, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Games.
Cities have until July 28 to present their bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with a final decision on the venue for the 2014 Games to be made in July 2007.
So far the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, Austria's Salzburg, the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Sweden's Ostersund, the German city of Munich and China's Harbin have all put their hats in the ring to host the 2014 Games.
The Spanish capital Madrid was unsuccessful in its bid to hold the 2012 Summer Games, coming third in a hard-fought contest behind eventual winners London and runners-up Paris at an IOC meeting in Singapore earlier this month.
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