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Hungarian IOC member: Olympic Qualifier Series is ‘global success’

Balazs Furjes, a Hungarian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), called the inaugural Olympic Qualifier Series hosted at Budapest's Ludovika campus a "global success" on Sunday.

Furjes told MTI that over 60,000 people had visited campus to see athletes in BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding and sport climbing vie for a spot at the Olympic Games in Paris during the four-day contest. On Sunday, the last day of the qualifier, the campus crowd reached capacity and fans who arrived mid-afternoon had to wait for people to leave before being let in, he added.

The event is being broadcast on television in close to 100 countries and over 200 foreign journalists are covering the competition.

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