Lionel Messi Backs Madrid 2020 Games Bid

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Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi has thrown his support behind Madrid's bid for the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games. With four days to go until International Olympic Committee (IOC) members' meeting in Buenos Aires to choose between the Spanish capital, Istanbul and Tokyo, Messi said it would be positive to award Madrid the Games given the nation's recent success in a number of high-profile sports.