2024 Summer Olympics

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The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, are a forthcoming international multi-sport event. Bidding for the games started in 2015, and the host of the Summer Olympic Games will be announced at the 130th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima, Peru in 2017.

Bidding calendar[edit]

The bidding calendar is being revised,[1] dropping the Applicant Phase and Short List in the process. It will be announced in September. Before this upheaval it was the following:[2]

Invitation Phase
  • 15 January 2015: Invitation Phases opens
Applicant City Phase
  • 15 September 2015: The national Olympic committees (NOCs) send the name of their Applicant Cities to the IOC
  • 7–9 October 2015: IOC to host information seminar for 2024 Applicant Cities in Lausanne
  • 8 January 2016: Deadline for Applicant Cities to submit Application Files and guarantee letters
  • March 2016: IOC Working Group Meeting to assess Applicant Cities (including video conference with each city)
  • April/May 2016: IOC Executive Board to select Candidate Cities
  • May 2016: Cities receive Candidate City Questionnaire and related documents
Candidate City Phase
  • 5–21 August 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Olympic Games Observers’ Programme
  • November/December 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Rio 2016 Debrief in Tokyo
  • January 2017: Deadline for Candidate Cities to submit Candidature File and guarantee letters
  • February/March 2017: Evaluation Commission visits
  • June 2017: IOC to publish Evaluation Commission Report
  • June 2017 (to be confirmed): Candidate City Briefing to IOC members
  • Summer 2017: Candidate City presentations to the IOC Session; final report to Session from Evaluation Commission Chair
  • 15 September 2017: Election of the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games announced at the 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru

Now, however, along with the removal of the Applicant phase and the short-list, the current calendar is thus. More details involving a full calendar are expected to be released September 2015.[3]

Invitation Phase
  • 15 January 2015: Invitation Phase opens
Candidate City Phase
  • 15 September 2015: The NOCs send the name of their Applicant Cities to the IOC
  • 15 September 2015 - May 2016: Submission of Vision, Games Concept and Legacy files
  • May 2016 - December 2016: Submission of Governance, Legal and Venue Funding files
  • December 2016 - September 2017: Submission of Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy files
  • September 2017: Election of the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games announced at the 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru

Applicant cities[edit]

IOC Executive Director Christophe Dubi announced on 2 August 2015 during a press briefing at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that four bid cities – Rome, Hamburg, Paris and Budapest – attended seminars with the IOC as part of that stage of activities.[4]

Europe[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Rome  Italy Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano roma2024.info Chosen by CONI

Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and expressed an interest in bidding for 2024. A bid for 2020 Summer Olympic Games was canceled in 2012, but the Italian government now has renewed interest.[5] Several sources from the Italian government showed that Rome is, in fact, the sole Italian candidate.[6] Moreover the IOC's president Thomas Bach, also confirmed that "Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games".[7] On 15 December 2014, the prime minister Matteo Renzi confirmed that Rome would be bidding for the 2024 Olympics.[8]

On 10 February 2015, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed that former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo would lead Rome's bid as President of the Organising Committee. "I don't think anyone in Italy is as popular as Luca is abroad," said CONI President Giovanni Malago. The 67-year-old Montezemolo led the local organizing committee for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Malago, Montezemolo and Luca Pancalli, the President of Italy's Paralympic committee who was named vice president of the bid committee, traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11 February to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach.[9]

Hamburg  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund spiele-in-hamburg.de Chosen by DOSB
Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, stated that Hamburg will apply for 2024 Olympic Games. Hamburg could combine the water based and the other non-water based games in a very small circle, due to its good location. Hamburg would host the games the first time and would therefore be preferred to Berlin.[10] On 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[11] On 21 March 2015 the DOSB's general assembly confirmed the decision to allow Hamburg to bid for the games. However, a binding referendum is still envisaged for November 2015.[12] Recent polls in Hamburg show that 64% of Hamburg's population backs up the application for the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[13]

For its 2024 bid, Hamburg re-uses the logo and the slogan of an earlier bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The logo shows a wave of water turning into a flame, referring to the water that is a defining aspect of Hamburg's cityscape and the Olympic flame, the slogan is "Feuer und Flamme", or "Fire and Flame", combining the Olympic flame with a German expression translating to "to be fire and flame for something", meaning to be very enthusiastic and/or excited about something. (West) Germany last hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and also had recent experience with the success of the 1974 and 2006 World Cups, where Hamburg was one of the host cities.

On 13 April 2015 it was announced that Kiel would be Hamburg's venue for all sailing competitions.[14]

Paris  France Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français Chosen by CNOSF
By 2024, it will have been 100 years since France last staged the Summer Olympics in Paris in 1924. The French capital was unsuccessful in vying to be the host city for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, losing out to Barcelona, Beijing, and London respectively. Paris could potentially be the second city to host the games three times, after London. France did not bid for either the 2016 or 2020 Olympics. The former French Minister of Sports, Jean-Francois Lamour, had made it clear that 2024 represents a choice objective for a Parisian bid. €35 million will be planned to build new sports venues around Paris in order to improve the quality of the future Parisian bid.[15][16][17] On October 15, 2014, Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the city would instead bid for the World's Fair of 2025, prompting concerns that Paris would no longer submit an application for the Olympics. However, no city official has stated that Paris is out of the bidding process thus far.[18]

On November 8, 2014, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, suggested that the city might not be able to afford to put itself forward as host, saying: "We are in a financial and budgetary position today that does not allow me to say that I am making this bid." In addition she talked about a potential bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.[19] However, in March 2015, Hidalgo gave her blessing to a bid for 2024. The decision to make a bid was to be taken with a vote at the council of Paris in April 2015.[20] On April 13, 2015, the council of Paris officially voted and approved the candidacy making Paris an official applicant.[21]

On 26 June 2015 the French Sailing Federation announced it has selected venues interested in hosting the sailing competitions.[22] Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), Brest (Finistère), Hyères (Var), Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Quiberon (Morbihan)[23] are in considerations. A decision is expected before September 2015.[22]

Budapest  Hungary Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) Budapest 2024 Chosen by MOB
In June 2015 the Assembly of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) and the Assembly of the Capital City of Budapest decided to bid for the Olympics. Budapest lost several bids to host the games in 1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, and 1960. If successful, it will be second Summer Games staged in Eastern Europe, after Moscow in 1980.[24][25] In July the Hungarian Parliament also voted for supporting the bid.

Potential bids[edit]

Africa[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Nairobi  Kenya Kenyan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In August 2012, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city of Nairobi was planning to bid for the games.[26][27] It may also bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Casablanca  Morocco Moroccan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In March 2011, the Moroccan government confirmed that it would begin construction of an 80,000-seat stadium in preparation for a bid for either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[28]

Asia[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Doha  Qatar Qatar Olympic Committee Potential bid
Doha bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, in addition to bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. If Doha were to host the games, the games would be held from October 14 to October 30, due to Qatar's hot summer temperatures. Additionally it would also be the first games held in the Middle East region. After Doha failed to become a candidate for the 2016 and 2020 Games, it was stated that Doha looks "forward to the 2024 race".[29] The country of Qatar is scheduled to be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and several stadiums will be located in Doha.
Malaysia and Singapore  Malaysia  Singapore Malaysia Olympic Committee Singapore Olympic Committee Potential bid
According to reports, a potential bid from Singapore and Malaysia is being explored. Most likely, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be the main cities. Malaysia bid in 2008, but failed to become candidate city. Kuala Lumpur received a 7.4 in transportation infrastructure, but nothing higher in any other category.[30][31] Singapore was the host of the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010. Though previously not allowed by the Olympic Charter, recent changes have allowed multi-national bids.[citation needed]

If the bid is successful, Singapore and Malaysia will be the first joint-hosts of any Olympics Games.

Europe[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Kiev  Ukraine National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Potential bid
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov stated that in the case that Ukraine successfully co-hosts the UEFA Euro 2012 with Poland, it may place a bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Kiev was one of the host cities of UEFA Euro 2012 and is the city where the final match was held.[32]
Istanbul  Turkey National Olympic Committee of Turkey Potential bid
In November 2013, Hasan Arat, who was the head of the Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid, vowed that the campaign to bring the Olympic Games to Turkey would continue and that the next bid will be the strongest yet. He went on to say, "We are now better equipped and major sports events and we have a greater understanding of Olympic Games." Istanbul had lost bids for the games in 2000, 2008, and 2020 to Sydney, Beijing, and Tokyo respectively, and also bid for the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics, but failed to become a candidate both times. Istanbul is now expected to bid for the 2019 European Games, as European Olympic Committee president Spyros Capralos stated that hosting the European Games would help with its future Olympic bids.[33]
Baku  Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic Potential bid
Baku submitted a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and later submitted a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Baku failed to become a candidate both times. Upon failing to become a candidate for the 2020 Games, it was stated that Baku would "come back again next time even stronger".[34][35] Baku was chosen to host the 2015 European Games and had already hosted the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and various other international competitions, such as 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Baku National Stadium hosted the 2015 European Games.

North America[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Los Angeles[36]  USA United States Olympic Committee Potential bid
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles bid to become the US applicant city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, however the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Chicago instead. In September 2011, Los Angeles was awarded the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.[37] In November 2011, a delegation from Los Angeles attended a seminar at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne for cities interested in bidding on future Olympic Games.[38] In February 2012, Los Angeles hosted the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport. At the conference, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and IOC Member Anita DeFrantz stated that that the city would be interested in hosting for a third time.[39] On 17 August 2012, Councilman Tom LaBonge announced that he would introduce a motion that would "get the ball rolling" on a bid to host the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The motion would call on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games to gather and explore a future bid, potentially in 2024.[40][41] In March 2013, Villaraigosa officially sent a letter to the USOC stating that the city was interested in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.[42] On 17 September 2013, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution seeking interest in the games.[43] On 26 April 2014, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games announced its bid proposal for the 2024 Olympics.[44] On 14 November 2014 Southern California legislators sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee voicing their support for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.[45] On July 27, 2015 after the USOC ended Boston's bid, Mayor Eric Garcetti stated "I continue to believe that Los Angeles is the ideal Olympic city and we have always supported the USOC in their effort to return the Games to the United States," the mayor said in a statement. "I would be happy to engage in discussions with the USOC about how to present the strongest and most fiscally responsible bid on behalf of our city and nation."[46] On July 28, 2015 the USOC contacted Los Angeles about the possibility of stepping in as a replacement bidder for the 2024 Summer Games.[47] On July 29, 2015 Rep. Tony Cardenas and 20 other members of Congress from the region sent a bipartisan letter to Larry Probst, chairman of the USOC. "Because many of the competition venues, transportation options and lodging availability are already present, Los Angeles is ready, now," they wrote.[48]
San Francisco[49]  USA United States Olympic Committee sf2024.org Potential bid
A San Francisco bid would likely expand to Oakland and other parts of the Bay Area for help in filling venue requirements such as indoor sports.[50][51][52][53] Possible Bay Area venues included AT&T Park, Oracle Arena, O.co Coliseum, SAP Center, Avaya Stadium, Levi's Stadium, and the Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco. Events could also be held at area universities such as UC Berkeley's Haas Pavilion and Stanford Stadium.[50]
Washington D.C.[54]  USA United States Olympic Committee dc2024.org Potential Bid

On 5 August 2012, it was reported that Dan Knise, President and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Regional Coalition, which bid unsuccessfully for the 2012 Summer Games that were won by London, was scoping the level of interest for a joint DC-Baltimore bid for the 2024 Summer Games. According to the Baltimore Sun, Knise believes that "there's a little bit of a spark" for another attempt at securing the bid.[55] The Sun also quoted John Moag Jr., a previous chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, in stating that the Baltimore-Washington area has "the largest sports infrastructure in a 40-mile radius".[56][57] On 27 August 2013, Bob Sweeney, President of the non-profit group D.C. 2024, announced that the group will put together a bid for Washington, D.C. to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.[58] DC 2024 boasts that the area has "more sporting facilities in a 40-mile radius than any other city in the U.S." and "more than 100,000 hotel rooms". Sweeney said the events would stretch from Baltimore to Richmond, Virginia, but would be mostly concentrated around D.C.[59] In September 2014, an official website was released for the bid highlighting the goals of an Olympics in Washington as well as disclosing the key members of the team backing it. A logo for the bid was also revealed at the same time the website was announced.[54] Members of the team backing the bid include Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, Washington Mystics president Sheila Johnson, and former Commissioner of the National Football League Paul Tagliabue.[60]

Toronto  Canada Canadian Olympic Committee Potential bid
Toronto's economic development committee voted against bidding for the 2024 games on January 20, 2014, citing a bid would cost the city $50 to 60 million. Toronto's Mayor at the time, Rob Ford, suggested that a bid for the 2028 games may be more realistic. Toronto bid for the 1996 and 2008 Summer Olympics (as well as undocumented failures to make final rounds for 1960, 1964 and 1976[61]), but lost to Atlanta and Beijing, respectively. In 2009, Toronto won the bid for the 2015 Pan American Games.[62] However, discussions to submit a 2024 Olympic bid were revived during the lead-up to the 2015 Pan American Games, with new philosophical changes announced for the bidding process by the IOC, “to actively promote the maximum use of existing facilities”, which means that venues built for the Pan Ams may not have met IOC requirements but they could be adapted to comply under the new approach, boosting Toronto's viability as a host city.[63] International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is among those who, in light of the Pan American Games, has stated that Toronto would be a good candidate.[64] On the popular CBC Morning Show Metro Morning on July 10, 2015, current Toronto Mayor John Tory acknowledged that the city could revisit the idea of hosting the 2024 games, pending the results of the 2015 Pan American Games, and the financial viability, effectively reopening the possibility of a Toronto bid.[65]

Non-selected applicant cities[edit]

Europe[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Berlin  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund Bid Rejected
The former mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, had stated that Berlin was exploring a bid for the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games.[66] Berlin hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics and last bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated in the second round with the Olympics awarded to Sydney, Australia. As polls in Berlin showed, 55% of Berlin's population supported the application.[13] Nevertheless, on 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[67]

North America[edit]

On 19 February 2013, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sent letters to the mayors of 35 American cities to gauge their interest in hosting the 2024 Olympics. Some of the cities included were Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Memphis, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Charlotte, Portland, Phoenix, Columbus, Nashville, Rochester, and Denver.[68]

On 10 June 2014, the USOC met in Boston to confirm the shortlist of cities drawn up for the 2024 Olympics.[69] On 13 June 2014, the USOC announced its shortlist for potential host cities: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington.[70] On 26 September 2014, The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country's sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics. Forty of the 47 national governing bodies took part in the poll and all 40 answered positively to the question.[71] On 1 December 2014 all four shortlisted cities Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington met the final deadline to submit their bid proposals prior to the USOC Board Meeting held on 16 December 2014 in Redwood City, California. During the closed door meeting each of the four cities were given two hours to present their city's bids. Following the final presentation, the USOC announced that the United States would bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but did not announce which city would bid.[72] On 8 January 2015, the USOC selected Boston to be the candidate city from the United States[73] but on July 27, 2015 Boston's bid was withdrawn and the USOC bid process was reopened.[74]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Boston[75]  USA United States Olympic Committee 2024boston.org Cancelled bid

On 7 May 2013, there was a meeting held about the chance of Boston and New England hosting the Summer Games in 2024.[76] There was a large group of leaders and politicians that supported the bid. Early proposed venues included TD Garden, Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Agganis Arena, Dunkin Donuts Center, and the Verizon Wireless Arena.[77] In October, Deval Patrick signed a bill to let a group look into the bid.[78] Boston lacked a stadium of sufficient size to use as an Olympic stadium, but had most of the venues for other sports within a close radius. Boston 2024 proposed building a temporary main Olympic Stadium with a unnamed developer providing an estimated $1.2 billion deck over a large rail yard in exchange for development rights for the property after the games. In January 2015, the USOC selected Boston as the official candidate city. Local public opinion on hosting the 2024 Games was divided; a March 2015 poll indicated that 52% of Boston area residents were opposed to hosting them.[79] On July 27, 2015, the USOC dropped its bid to host the Olympics in Boston citing the lack of public support and uncertainties in the bid.

Cancelled potential bids[edit]

Ana Botella, Mayor of Madrid has confirmed that the city will not take part in the competition for 2024 Olympic Games after three failed consecutive bids (2012, 2016 and 2020). Despite this, all sportive projects and infrastructure of the 2020 Olympic bid would be finished on the date originally scheduled.[80][81][82]
Postponed its plans to bid because of Tokyo winning the 2020 games. The city was last hosting the 2002 Asian Games.[83] The city decided to bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics instead. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
On 31 March 2014 a political commission looking at the possibilities of a Mexican bid for the 2024 Olympics concluded that there were no economic or infrastructure conditions in Mexico for a bid to take place[84]
Tulsa[85]
Tulsa had been interested in bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games and was one of 35 cities to which the USOC had sent invitations. Following high-profile news reports in several national newspapers, city officials distanced themselves from the Tulsa 2024 Olympic Exploratory Committee and declined to bid. The committee was still seeking the bid as a private endeavor.[86]
Boston
The United States Olympic Committee announced in January 2015 that it had chosen Boston as the applicant city for a United States bid.[73] The proposal was met with criticism and the bid was hampered by low public support, citing lack of transparency, concerns of cost overruns, and questions of how the bid would benefit the city. Support continued to remain low,[87] and on July 27, 2015, the USOC announced it was dropping Boston as its bid for the 2024 Olympics.[88][89]
New York City
On 14 May 2014, a report in The Financial Times claimed that New York governor Andrew Cuomo was seriously considering an Olympic bid for New York City, if and when his administration received a proposal for the games. According to the Financial Times source, talks were taking place between the Governor and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and an advisory committee would likely be formed soon.[90] However, de Blasio decided against the bid in late May.[91][92]
Philadelphia
On 22 April 2013, Mayor Michael Nutter's office declared Philadelphia's interest in bidding for the 2024 Games. The city had previously expressed interest in hosting the 2016 Games, but lost out to Chicago as the USOC's bid city.[93] The City of Philadelphia withdrew from consideration on 28 May 2014 in a letter to the United States Olympic Committee citing "timing" as a major factor in the decision. The city reiterated a continued interest in pursuing the games at some point in the future. On 28 May 2014, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that he had written to the USOC earlier that month, informing it of the city's decision not to pursue a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.[94]
Dallas
Dallas had planned to bid for the 2024 games, but it was not selected by the USOC as one of the four potential host cities.[95]
San Diego
After the multinational bid with Tijuana was rejected, San Diego had explored a possible bid for the 2024 games without Tijuana.[96] It was not selected by the USOC as one of the four potential host cities.[95]
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and IOC president Thomas Bach agreed during a meeting on 27 April 2015 in New Delhi that 2024 is too early for India to bid for hosting an Olympics.[97][98][99]
While South Africa was seen as a likely bidder for the 2024 Olympic Games, recent events seem to have ended its hopes of hosting the games. Due to Edmonton's decision to end its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the South African city of Durban will host the games. South Africa's sports minister indicated on 1 March 2015, that the nation would focus on the Commonwealth Games instead of the Olympics.[100][101][102]
Australia, mainly Melbourne, has been seen as a likely bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympics. However, the head of the Australian Olympic Committee has stated that Australia will focus on 2028 or 2032 instead of 2024.[103]
In December 2013, the ex-President of the Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD), Arturo Woodman declared that Lima should bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024. Additionally, the city will host the 2019 Pan American Games. Akio Tamashiro, Affiliate Manager at IPD stated that this would be the next target of the country. The Peru launch an application using the new infrastructure, experience and legacy of many sporting events as Lima 2019.[104]
Due to the city winning the bid to host the 130th IOC Session in 2017, Lima cannot be a candidate city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.[105] On 22 January 2015, Lima's bid to host the World Games 2021 was lost to Birmingham, Alabama.[106]
Saudi Arabia has published plans to bid to host the games together with Bahrain. All men's events would be held in Saudi Arabia and all women's events in Bahrain, because women are not allowed to participate in sports in Saudi Arabia. The IOC has dismissed the plans and said this gender split would not be allowed.[107]
Taiwan's capital and the country's largest city may put in a bid in accordance with a campaign promise made by then-presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou while he was running for President in 2008. It is seen as the culmination of a build-up in hosting sporting events for Taipei and the rest of Taiwan. Taipei hosted the 2009 Deaflympics while Kaohsiung hosted the 2009 World Games.[108] Taipei is hosting the 2017 Summer Universiade. In 2011, President Ma Ying-jeou stated once again that Taiwan will bid for the 2024 Games.[109] On 11 June 2014, the Sports Administration reported that it has no intention of bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games.[110]
On 19 May 2014 Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko said that the city can apply for hosting the Olympic Games in 2024. According to him St. Petersburg already has about 70% of the infrastructure needed for the Olympics.[111][112] Also on 22 May 2014 Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak, who was responsible for holding the 2014 Winter Olympics, said that St. Petersburg has a good chance to win the right to host the Olympics in 2024. According to him, a lot of costs is not required to prepare the city for the Olympics.[113] Russia has not hosted the Summer Games since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, when it was part of the Soviet Union. On May 6, it was announced that Russia will focus on the 2018 World Cup and not a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. St. Petersburg is also preparing to host the UEFA Euro 2020, where it will act as one of the venues. Russia will also host the 2019 Winter Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.[114]

Sports[edit]

On 8 September 2013 IOC added wrestling to Olympic programme for 2020 and 2024 Games.[115] FILA (now known as United World Wrestling) changed freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes for men and decreased to 6 categories in order to add more weights for women.[116]

Broadcasting[edit]

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Tokyo
Summer Olympic Games
Host City

XXXIII Olympiad (2024)
Succeeded by
TBD 2028