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Ipswich Town: Former chief executive Simon Clegg recruited to Madrid 2020 Olympic Games bid

PUBLISHED: 18:38 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:46 19 February 2013

Simon Clegg, who spent four years at Ipswich Town as chief executive, has been recruited to help Madrid in their bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Simon Clegg, who spent four years at Ipswich Town as chief executive, has been recruited to help Madrid in their bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

FORMER Ipswich Town chief executive Simon Clegg has been appointed as a consultant to Madrid’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

The 53-year-old, who was the British Olympic Association chief executive from 1997 to 2008, left Ipswich two weeks ago after four years at the club.

Clegg was a main board director for the successful London bid for the Games and was also Team GB’s chef de mission at six Olympic and Winter Games, including Beijing 2008.

He said: “I am delighted and flattered to be invited to join the Madrid 2020 team.

“The indisputable economic impact of London 2012 to the UK demonstrates just what a positive financial driver hosting the Games can be for a country.

“I look forward to helping Madrid secure a positive outcome over the remaining months of the campaign.”

Madrid face competition from Istanbul and Tokyo to host the iconic sporting event, with the successful bidder due to be announced on September 7, 2013.

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