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Madrid officials still hopeful

Updated: July 4, 2005, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- King Juan Carlos is said to be using all his influence. Former IOC chief Juan Antonio Samaranch is phoning friends for help.

Queen Sofia will lead the Madrid delegation in Singapore on July 6. Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol will lead an array of Spanish sports stars endorsing the city's 2012 Olympic bid.

The Spanish capital is doing everything it can in the final days of the five-city race, which also features Paris, London, New York and Moscow.

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