Alexandra Béni | Feb 15, 2019 | 0
IOC President: Budapest can be a strong candidate
Thomas Bach, President of IOC thinks Budapest and Hungary could be a strong candidate for the 2024 Olympics, mno.hu said.
“In recent years, Hungary took a big step in the field of sports infrastructure; many existing installations could be involved in the competition. Sport plays an important role in their education, as well as the Hungarian people love the sport and the athletes. Hungary has everything to draw up a strong application” – Thomas Bach said, who gave an exclusive interview to Telesport. The first man of IOC added: Budapest is an experienced organizer, and the organizing of the 2017 Water World Championship.
Thomas Bach mentioned as a fencer himself competed in Budapest previously, even in the World Cup, and, however, he hadn’t been so successful, he returned home with pleasant experiences. The German sports leader reminded Hungary could show excellent results from Olympics and he thought it could be sympathetic for IOC members. The head of the Olympic movement is happy that as a result of the Agenda 2020, the scope of those cities which can have a chance for the organization has greatly expanded and he thinks the reforms could give a chance for Budapest as well. “Diversity and openness are important. The Olympics should not be the prerogative of 20 countries” – Thomas Bach told the Hungarian public television.
based on the article of mno.hu
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