Pau Gasol arrives in Buenos Aires for 2020 Madrid Olympic pitch

Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid.

“I am very excited about being here,” said Gasol, translated from Spanish. “We have a very strong bid, based on trust. We must guarantee that we are going to organize a great Olympics in 2020.”


Gasol will make his presentation Saturday. Madrid is hoping to beat out Tokyo and Istanbul, Turkey, for the honor.

Pau Gasol proud to be part of a “fantastic team” as he arrives in Buenos Aires. — Madrid 2020 (@Madrid2020ES) September 4, 2013

Of course Gasol needs to continue getting ready for the upcoming season while traveling.

In #BuenosAires I keep working & continue with my preparation. Every day the season is a little closer. #lookingahead — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) September 5, 2013

The veteran forward/center underwent procedures on both knees in May. After three months of rest, he’s gradually ramped up his activity with hopes to be at full strength by opening night on Oct. 29.


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