Mexico officially nominates to host the 2036 Olympics;
Mexico announced its candidacy on Wednesday to host the 2036 Summer Olympics, more than half a century after organizing for the first time in 1968.
“Six months before its 100th anniversary, the Mexican Olympic Committee is proud to begin the journey to organize a new version of the Olympics in 2036,” President María José Alcala told a press conference.
While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ratified this candidacy, Mexico is the first in the race, while Egypt has previously expressed its desire to study it.
According to Alcala, a former Olympic participant in diving, mentalities have evolved within the International Olympic Committee. “The Olympic Games have changed. The Chairman of the Committee, Thomas Bach, ensured that States would take part in hosting without being a city, without having to make major economic achievements, but simply through them as locations with great organizational capacity and sustainability.”
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said, “If Mexico is proposing something, it is because it is capable of implementing it.”
He recalled that Mexico “will host the 2026 World Cup (soccer in partnership with the United States and Canada), the only country to host it three times” after 1970 and 1986.
“Our goal is to bring the Olympics to Mexico in 2036, and if we are not appreciated in 2040,” Ebrard added.
“Cities must not adapt to the Olympics. Major installations should not be built and not used later. Things must be reversed. the Olympics must adapt to cities “.
Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, announced last September that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had agreed to Egypt’s readiness to apply to host the 2036 Olympics.
International Olympic President Thomas Bach said, “Egypt has a strong infrastructure, and if it is appreciated to host the 2036 Olympics, it will be a historic event for Egypt.”