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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A day before the host city vote for the 2020 Olympics, Madrid predicted its low budget would become a model for future games and Tokyo said its safety and certainty were positives after problems in Sochi and Rio de Janeiro. [url=http://www.cheapairjordanchina.com/]Wholesale Jordan Shoes From China[/url] . Istanbul emphasized its firsts: First Olympics in Turkey, and first in a majority Muslim country. Madrid began the three cities final push on Friday before the International Olympic Committee vote. "We believe that having a responsible budget represents the new way to understand the games," Madrid Mayor Ana Botella said. "We believe that its a new model to organize the games at a time marked by political and economic turbulence around the world." Spains economic struggles, highlighted by a 27 per cent unemployment rate, are regarded as the main weakness of Madrids bid. But Madrid regards its streamlined proposal as a strength. "We are proposing a new model of games which are adjusted to the current times," Botella said. "We believe that having this type of budget is something really good for the future because otherwise there would be many cities in the world which would not be capable of hosting the games." Madrid, in its third straight attempt to win the bid, claims it has one of the lowest Olympic budgets ever, and that 80 per cent of the venues are in place in a compact layout. The 2014 Sochi Winter Games will be the most expensive in Olympic history, and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games are proving to be an expensive and critical endeavour for Brazil. Tokyo bid organizers gave the clearest explanation so far of the radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Hiroshi Hase, a former Olympic wrestler and member of the Japanese parliament, minimized the problem with a detailed presentation -- a strategy that has been lacking for several days as Japanese officials struggled with the subject. "There is a very limited area where contaminated water is leaking out in the port. ... But we will monitor it, remove it and contain it. That is the gist of the strategy," Hase said. Istanbul bid leader Hasan Arat reiterated the citys novelty and played up the countrys youth. "Istanbul 2020 will be held against the backdrop of one of the most magical cities on the planet: A bridge between continents, cultures and generations for thousands of years," Arat said. [url=http://www.cheapairjordanchina.com/]Cheap Jordans For Sale[/url] . -- Sonny Grays fastball wasnt as sharp as it usually is, and the Oakland Athletics young pitcher even had a quirky replay go against him. [url=http://www.cheapairjordanchina.com/]Cheap Jordans From China[/url] . 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The season-opening major begins Monday at Melbourne Park.In the other half, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who plays a qualifier in the first round, could meet Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., in the quarter-finals and Ana Ivanovic, whom she beat in the Brisbane International final last weekend, in the semis.Bouchard is the tournaments seventh seed and will face Germanys Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round.Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka, unseeded after an injury-hit 2014, will take on American Sloane Stephens in the first round in a rematch of their acrimonious semifinal two years ago when Azarenka left the court for a medical time out and Stephens questioned her reasons for doing so.Stephens had beaten Williams in the quarter-finals the same year.In the mens draw, No. 2 Roger Federer and No. 3 Rafael Nadal were drawn into the same half. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka are in the other half of the draw. Djokovic drew a qualifier in the first round and Federer, who recently won his 1,000th career match when he beat Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., in the Brisbane International final, will play Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan. Djokovic and Raonic, who alsoo will open against a qualifier, are in the same quarter of the draw. [url=http://www.cheapairjordanchina.com/]Jordans From China Real[/url]. aonic is the No. 8 seed.Federer could meet sixth-seeded Andy Murray of Britain, who plays a qualifier in the first round, in the quarter-finals. The 17-time Grand Slam winner also has Baby Fed, No. 10-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, in his quarter.Nadal, still recovering from appendix surgery he underwent in November, has a tough first-round match against former top 10-player Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, while Wawrinka will begin his title defence against Marsel Ilhan of Turkey.Starting the year with a Grand Slam and finishing with the Davis Cup, it was an incredible 2014, Wawrinka said as he and Li Na, the 2014 Australian Open womens champion who retired in September, delivered the trophies to the draw location outside the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena.Wawrinka and Federer were part of the Swiss team which beat France in the Davis Cup final in November, the countrys first in the competition.U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan also will play a former top 10 player, Nicolas Almagro of Spain, in the opening round. 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, on the comeback from a left wrist injury, will open against Jerzy Janowic, who helped Poland win the Hopman Cup last week.Former No,. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt, contesting his 19th consecutive Australian Open, will meet Chinese wild-card entry Zhang Ze.Li, who called it quits after four knee operations, said her plans are to open a tennis academy in China and to start a family. 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