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The lady mayor of Sofia (Bulgaria), Mrs. Yordanka Fandukova, officially presented on February 28th the bid for European Capital of Sport for 2017 in the presence of the MEP Mr. Andrey Kovatchev and the General Secretary of ACES Europe, Mr. Hugo Alonso. Marseille (Frances) is the other finalist to the award.
"Both candidates have 50% chance of winning the prize. Now the clock counts the hours in October to find out which of the two will win 2017 " said Alonso, who recalled that the Evaluation Committee will visit Sofia between 8 and 12 Octoberof this year.
The Bulgarian Olympic Committee also expressed its support for the candidature of Sofia in a meeting with the president of the sporting body, Mrs. S. Kostadinova, like the Sports Ministry and its deputy minister, Mr. Iordan Iovtchev.