Former modern pentathlon champ gets role with Budapest bid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Former Olympic modern pentathlon champion Attila Mizser has joined Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Mizser, who won a team gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, was appointed as director of sports and venues of the Budapest bid committee on Tuesday.

Mizser also won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games, as well as five world championships.

His appointment was announced as Budapest bid leaders attended a workshop with IOC officials in Lausanne.

Bid leader Balazs Furjes says Mizser ''brings a proven track record in Olympic sports as well as a strong financial and managerial background.''

Budapest is one of five cities bidding for the games, along with Rome, Paris, Los Angeles and Hamburg, Germany.

The IOC will select the host city in 2017.

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