According to SportGeza.hu, the Assembly of Monaco of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made important decisions at the beginning of the week, modernization progam was adopted
The point of this: it is the time of the economical Olympics instead of the luxurious ones. The IOC was terrified that 5 candidates withdrew from the 2022 Winter Olympics. They want to avoid this in the case of the 2024 Summer one.
„It has been a long discussion in Hungary about the application of Budapest. The new modernization program offers a great opportunity for the smaller cities. Previously, smaller cities like Budapest could hardly resolve these issues. Now, the relief is that the Olympics could be country wide. It is not just a possibility, but we also have to use the facilites of Debrecen and Gyor, or maybe other cities. It is not excluded that the cross-border events can be held as well. Thus, the cance for the application is increasing” – said Zsolt Borkai, president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB).
He added that he asked a serious team (Olympic Patronage Board) to prepare this project. He wanted the MOB to support this the next general meeting in early February, SportGeza.hu says.
Borkai claimed that this was a historical opportunity. He wanted politics to stay away from this. He thought the right approach is a sport and economic, non-governmental one. He would also keep in touch with Thomas Bach, head of the IOC, right after the national board said yes.
According to SpertGeza.hu, the tender should be determined next year – the cost of the application is also mitigated by the IOC – the International Olympic Committee will decide in the autumn of 2017 in Lima about which city will get the right of the organization of the 2024 Games.
Istvan Kovacs Olympic boxing champion said that the former application was just a vision, but the chance had increased now. He also thought that politics should be kept away as long as possible.
Tamas Gyarfas – as a part of the failed 2012 Europen Football Championship tender – said that we should improve our diplomacy in the remaining period. „It is harder to win this battle in Hungary than against the world” – ha said.
based on the article of SportGeza.hu
translated by BA