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 September 2017.

Candidature process[edit]

The candidature process was announced at the same time as the names of the five candidates cities on September 16, 2015.[1]

Three stages
Stage Dates Candidature File Submission
1 Vision, Games Concept and Strategy 15 September 2015 — June 2016
(Executive Board date to be confirmed)
Candidature File Part 1
17 February 2016
2 Governance, Legal and Venue Funding June — December 2016
(Executive Board date to be confirmed)
Candidature File Part 2
7 October 2016
3 Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy December 2016 — September 2017
Election by IOC Session
Candidature File Part 3
3 February 2017
Stage 1 — Vision, Games Concept and Strategy
  • 15 September 2015: NOC and city inform the IOC of the name of a Candidate City
  • 23—25 September 2015: Candidature Process kick-off meeting with each Candidate City & NOC (by video conference)
  • 16 October 2015: Signature of the Candidature Process 2024 by City and NOC
  • Week of 16 November 2015 TBC: Individual workshops in Lausanne
  • 17 February 2016: Deadline for the submission by Candidate Cities of: Candidature File Part 1: Vision, Games Concept and Strategy
  • February—May 2016: IOC-appointed Evaluation Commission Working Group to analyse documentation and provide a dashboard report to the IOC Executive Board
  • June 2016 (date TBC): IOC Executive Board confirmation of Candidate Cities that transition to the next stage
Stage 2 — Governance, Legal and Venue Funding
  • June 2016 (date TBC): Individual workshops for the Candidate Cities and their NOCs (Feedback on Stage 1 submission)
  • 5—21 August 2016: Olympic Games Observer Programme — Rio de Janeiro
  • August 2016: Governance, Legal and Venue Funding Workshops — Rio de Janeiro
  • 7 October 2016: Deadline for the submission by Candidate Cities of: Candidature File Part 2: Governance, Legal and Venue Funding
  • October—November 2016: IOC-appointed Evaluation Commission Working Group to analyse documentation and provide a dashboard report to the IOC Executive Board
  • November 2016: Games Delivery, Experience and Legacy Workshops — Tokyo
  • December 2016 (date TBC): IOC Executive Board confirmation of Candidate Cities that transition to the next stage
Stage 3 — Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy
  • 3 February 2017: Deadline for the submission by Candidate Cities of: Candidature File Part 3: Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy
  • February—June 2017: IOC Evaluation Commission analysis including a visit to each Candidate City
  • June 2017 (date TBC): Publication of the Evaluation Commission Report on www.olympic.org
  • June 2017 (date TBC): Cities have right to response following publication of Evaluation Commission Report
  • September 2017: Designation by the IOC Executive Board of Candidate Cities to be submitted to the IOC Session for election
  • September 2017 (date TBC): Election of the Host City 2024, in Lima, Peru

Candidate cities[edit]

The five candidate cities were announced by the IOC on September 16, 2015.[2]


City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Rome  Italy Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano 2024roma.org Chosen by CONI

Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and expressed an interest in bidding for 2024. A bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games was canceled in 2012, but the Italian government now has renewed interest.[3] Several sources from the Italian government showed that Rome is, in fact, the sole Italian candidate.[4] Moreover, the IOC's president Thomas Bach, also confirmed that "Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games."[5] On 15 December 2014, the prime minister Matteo Renzi confirmed that Rome would be bidding for the 2024 Olympics.[6]

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 Malagò. 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.[7]

Paris  France Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français jerevedesjeux.com Chosen by CNOSF

France last hosted the Summer Olympics in Paris in 1924. The French capital's bids for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games were defeated by Barcelona, Beijing, and London respectively. Paris could be the second city to host the games three times, after London. 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 budgeted to build new sports venues around Paris in order to improve the quality of the future Parisian bid.[8][9][10] On 15 October 2014, Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the city would 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.[11]

On 8 November 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.[12] 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.[13] On 13 April 2015, the council of Paris approved the candidacy, making Paris an applicant.[14]

On 26 June 2015 the French Sailing Federation announced it had selected candidate venues interested in hosting the sailing competitions.[15] Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), Brest (Finistère), Hyères (Var), Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Quiberon (Morbihan)[16] were the venues being considered. On 7 September 2015, Marseille was chosen to host the sailing competitions.[17]

Budapest  Hungary Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) mob.hu/budapest-2024 Chosen by MOB

In June 2015 the Assembly of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) and the Assembly of Budapest decided to bid for the Olympics. Budapest has lost several bids to host the games, in 1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, and 1960 to Berlin, Antwerp, London, and Rome, respectively.[18][19] In July the Hungarian Parliament also voted to support the bid.

North America[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Los Angeles[20]  USA United States Olympic Committee la24.org Chosen by USOC

Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. In 2006, Los Angeles entered the bidding to become the US applicant city for the 2016 Summer Olympics; the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Chicago instead that year. In September 2011, Los Angeles was awarded the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.[21] In March 2013, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent a letter to the USOC stating that the city was interested in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.[22] On 17 September 2013, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution seeking interest in the games.[23]

On 26 April 2014, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games announced its bid proposal for the 2024 Olympics.[24] On 27 July 2015, after Boston withdrew its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, 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. 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."[25]

On 28 July 2015, the USOC contacted Los Angeles about the possibility of stepping in as a replacement bidder for the 2024 Summer Games.[26] On 28 August 2015 the Los Angeles City Council gave its support to a possible city bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The move by the Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics followed a discussion about a joinder agreement that city officials say is needed for the USOC to submit Los Angeles to the IOC as its bid city. In the event the USOC chooses Los Angeles as the nation’s bid city, the agreement would serve as a commitment by city leaders that they will pursue the Games.[27] On 1 September 2015, the LA City Council voted 15-0 to support a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. Mayor Eric Garcetti began negotiations with the U.S. Olympic Committee without obligating the city financially.[28] The U.S. Olympic Committee finalized its selection moments after the LA City Council's vote.[29][30] On 3 September 2015 Mayor Garcetti, bid chairman Casey Wasserman and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss their plans. Garcetti said in a conference call: "I think it is time for America to bring the Olympics back home.... The United States loves the Olympics and the Olympics loves the United States.".[31] On 14 September 2015 Los Angeles 2024 released a video touting the city's campaign to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.The bid committee also emphasizes population diversity and includes more than a few panoramic shots of downtown with captions touting L.A. as the "Western Capital of the US" and the "Eastern Capital of the Pacific Rim.".[32] On 24 September 2015, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman was scheduled to attend a two-day U.S. Olympic Committee assembly in Colorado Springs, where he would meet privately with the USOC's board of directors and speak before a larger group of athletics officials.[33] Also on 24 September 2015, Los Angeles 2024 named Olympic swimming medalist Janet Evans its vice chair and director of athlete relations.[34] On 27 October 2015 Mayor Eric Garcetti and sports executive Casey Wasserman represented Los Angeles at an international Olympic assembly in Washington, D.C. that week.[35] On November 11, 2015 the Los Angeles 2024 bid committee has added two people to its board of directors Magic Johnson and Maria Elena Durazo as vice chairs.[36] On November 12, 2014 Los Angeles 2024 named Gene Sykes who will take leave from Goldman Sachs to work as an unpaid chief executive for the bid committee.[37]

Non-selected candidate cities[edit]


City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Berlin  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund Cancelled bid
The former mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, had stated that Berlin was exploring a bid for the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games.[38] 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.[39] Nevertheless, on 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[40]
Hamburg  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund hamburg2024.de Chosen by DOSB, cancelled bid

Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, stated that Hamburg will apply for the 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.[41] On 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[42] On 21 March 2015 the DOSB's general assembly confirmed the decision to allow Hamburg to bid for the games. A binding referendum on the 29th November 2015 rejected the bid. [43]

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.[44]

On 29 November 2015 a referendum was held in which the majority of the citizens voted against a bid for the Olympics.[45]

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, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Charlotte, Portland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, Rochester, and Denver.[46]

On 10 June 2014, the USOC met in Boston to confirm the shortlist of cities drawn up for the 2024 Olympics.[47] On 13 June 2014, the USOC announced its shortlist for potential host cities: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington.[48] 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.[49] 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.[50] On 8 January 2015, the USOC selected Boston to be the candidate city from the United States[51] but on 27 July 2015 Boston's bid was withdrawn and the USOC bid process was reopened.[52] On 1 September 2015 the USOC announced that Los Angeles was chosen for the United States bid for the 2024 Summer Games.[53]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Boston[54]  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.[55] 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.[56] In October, Deval Patrick signed a bill to let a group look into the bid.[57] 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 an 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.[58] On 27 July 2015, the USOC dropped its bid to host the Olympics in Boston citing the lack of public support and uncertainties in the bid.

Washington D.C.[59]  USA United States Olympic Committee dc2024.org Cancelled bid

Washington 2024, the bid team dedicated to bringing the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Capital Region, was led by Russ Ramsey, a venture capitalist and philanthropist, and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and former America Online executive. Other key leadership included former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, BET co-founder and Washington Mystics President Sheila Johnson, Olympic silver-medalist and Washington developer Jair Lynch, celebrity chef Jose Andres, former DC Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Under Armor founder Kevin Plank and others.[59] The bid launched publicly in September 2014 with a theme of “Unity” that aimed to bring together leaders from the Nation’s Capital in business, philanthropy, sports, and politics.[60] Ultimately, the group assembled a vision of Washington that addressed its transit woes, harnessed the potential of both the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and escaped its reputation as a breeding ground for political dysfunction.[61] All of these goals hoped to spur economic investment and serve as an inspirational event for Washington’s young athletes.[62] The group released a video in December 2014 that built on their theme of Unity by featuring an array of Washington citizens, sports figures like Washington Wizard John Wall and Washington Capital John Carlson, political icons like John Lewis, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, and Howard Dean, local political leaders like Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Muriel Bowser, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, and many others.[63] The bid team presented its case to the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors on 17 December 2014 with a presentation team of five that consisted of: Chairman Russ Ramsey, Vice-Chairman Ted Leonsis, Board Member Paul Tagliabue, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and gold-medalist and Washington-area resident Katie Ledecky.[64] On 9 January 2015, the USOC announced they would be endorsing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, ending DC’s hopes for 2024.[65] Despite the loss, Washington remains enthusiastic about the plan devised during the bid process and optimistic about the city’s future chances of hosting a major international sporting contest. In May 2015, Washington 2024 was presented the DC Building Industry Association Community Partnership Award by Mayor Muriel Bowser, during which Chairman Russ Ramsey said he thought the 2024 bid has “shelf-life.” [66] The full plans devised by city planners Brailsford & Dunlavey and architecture firm Gensler were released to the Washington Post in June 2015 to wide praise by community and political leadership.[67]

Cancelled potential bids[edit]

Baku submitted a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and 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".[68][69] 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.
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: "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 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.[70]
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov stated that if Ukraine successfully co-hosted 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.[71]
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 14 to 30 October, 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".[72] Qatar is scheduled to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and several stadiums will be located in Doha.
In August 2012, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city Nairobi was planning to bid for the games.[73][74] It may also bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
In March 2011, the Moroccan government confirmed that it would begin construction of an 80,000-seat stadium and will bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics instead of 2024.[75]
Ana Botella, Mayor of Madrid, 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 sporting projects and infrastructure of the 2020 Olympic bid would be finished on the date scheduled.[76][77][78]
According to reports, a bid from Singapore and Malaysia was explored. Most likely, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore were to be the main cities. Malaysia bid in 2008, but failed to become a candidate. Kuala Lumpur received a 7.4 in transportation infrastructure, but nothing higher in any other category. Singapore was the host of the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010 and the 117th IOC Session. Though previously not allowed by the Olympic Charter, recent changes have allowed multi-national bids. Despite this, it was acknowledged by the president of the Olympic council of Malaysia that it was too late to submit an Olympic bid for 2024, saying that the committees should focus on either the 2028 or 2032 games.[79]
Postponed its plans to bid because Tokyo won the 2020 Games. The city hosted the 2002 Asian Games.[80] 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 possibility 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.[81]
Aside from the three cities that were in consideration in the United States there were plans for an Olympic bid in a number of other cities:
San Francisco
A San Francisco bid would likely have expanded to Oakland and other parts of the Bay Area for help in filling venue requirements such as indoor sports.[82][83][84][85] 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 have been held at area universities such as UC Berkeley's Haas Pavilion and Stanford Stadium.[82] However, on 12 August 2015, it was announced that the Bay Area had pulled its bid.[86]
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.[88]
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 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.[89] However, de Blasio decided against the bid in late May.[90][91]
On 22 April 2013, Mayor Michael Nutter's office declared Philadelphia's interest in bidding for the 2024 Games. The city had expressed interest in hosting the 2016 Games, but lost out to Chicago as the USOC's bid city.[92] The City of Philadelphia withdrew from consideration on 28 May 2014 in a letter to the USOC, citing "timing" as a major factor in the decision. The city reiterated a continued interest in pursuing the games 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.[93]
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.[94]
San Diego
After the multinational bid with Tijuana was rejected, San Diego had explored a possible bid for the 2024 Games without Tijuana.[95] It was not selected by the USOC as one of the four potential host cities.[94]
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.[96][97][98]
While South Africa was seen as a likely bidder for the 2024 Olympic Games, events ended its hopes of hosting the games. Due to Edmonton's decision to end its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, 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.[99][100][101]
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.[102]
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. 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, using the new infrastructure, experience and legacy of many sporting events as Lima 2019.[103]
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.[104] On 22 January 2015, Lima lost its bid to host the World Games 2021 to Birmingham, Alabama.[105]
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.[106]
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.[107] Taipei is hosting the 2017 Summer Universiade. In 2011, President Ma Ying-jeou stated again that Taiwan will bid for the 2024 Games.[108] On 11 June 2014, the Sports Administration reported that it has no intention of bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games.[109]
St. Petersburg
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.[110][111] 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 had a good chance to win the right to host the Olympics in 2024. According to him, a lot of costs would not be required to prepare the city for the Olympics.[112] Russia has not hosted the Summer Games since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, when it was part of the Soviet Union. On 6 May 2015, 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 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.[113]
Dmitry Chernyshenko, the organizer of the 2014 Winter Olympics, says there is a huge potential in bringing the games back to Sochi. Beijing will be the first city to host a summer and winter games after it won the right to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics. Sochi would need to build many facilities to hold the games, although some indoor arenas from the Winter Olympics could conceivably be re-purposed. Prior to Sochi's consideration, Russia no plans for 2024 Summer Olympics. Sochi's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics was canceled on 31 July 2015.[114]
Toronto's economic development committee voted against bidding for the 2024 games on 20 January 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[115]), but lost to Atlanta and Beijing, respectively. In 2009, Toronto won the bid for the 2015 Pan American Games.[116] 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.[117] International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was among those who, in light of the Pan American Games, stated that Toronto would be a good candidate.[118]
On the CBC Radio One Toronto morning show Metro Morning on 10 July 2015, 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.[119] On 11 August 2015, Tory met with the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee to discuss the bid process and the city's previous bids.[120] The COC encouraged the mayor to consider bidding. On 11 September 2015, the COC held a conference about a potential bid and voted unanimously in support for a Toronto bid for the 2024 games.[121] This vote allowed the COC to prepare a letter of intent to send to the IOC by the September 15 deadline. On 15 September 2015, Mayor Tory announced that the city will not make a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.[122]


On 8 September 2013, IOC added wrestling to Olympic programme for 2020 and 2024 Games.[123] 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.[124]



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