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Madrid turns in bid book for 2016

Updated: February 11, 2009, 8:20 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Madrid organizers submitted their official bid book Wednesday for the 2016 Olympics, a day ahead of the deadline.

The 600-page bid file, spread over three volumes and including 80 photographs, was handed over to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The document provides details on all facets of the bid, including budgets, sports venues, government guarantees, hotel accommodation, security and transportation.

The bid committee said more than ...

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