In a letter to the International Olympic Committee Budapest has officially announced its intention to host the 2024 Olympic Games

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Budapest City Council and the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) have sent a letter of intent to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne announcing Budapest's intention to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and the President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Zsolt Borkai informed the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach that as a result of an unanimous decision of Budapest City Council, and the Hungarian Olympic Committee supported by the Hungarian government "Budapest officially announcing its intention to host the XXXIII Olympic and XVII Paralympic Games.

"We believe that our bid to host the 2024 Summer Games is an answer to “Agenda 2020”, an IOC's initiative to hold economically more sustainable games in the future. The signatories of the letter welcome the IOC proposal aiming to organize economically more sustainable Olympic Games so breaking the monopoly of the biggest and richest countries in hosting Olympic Games."

The IOC proposal to expand the range of countries in hosting Olympic Games is a return to the original Olympic spirit write the signatories of the letter.

Hungary is the only nation among the top ten countries in Olympics that still hasn't hosted Summer Olympics.

The IOC will decide in 2017 in Lima of the host city of the 2024 Summer Games. So far Boston, Hamburg, Rome and Paris indicated their intentions to compete for the right to organize the games.

(MTI –


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