Mexico plans a bid to host the Olympics in 2036 or 2040 as it gets set to join the battle for the games with India, England and Qatar
Mexico has declared its desire to host the Summer Olympics in 2036 or 2040 and says it already has most of the sports infrastructure required.
Interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics had earlier been expressed by officials in countries including Egypt, England, India, Indonesia, Qatar and South Korea.
Mexico City hosted the Summer Games in 1968 and now wants to bring them back at the next available opportunity. It is also a joint host for the upcoming 2026 soccer World Cup.
Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard and Mexican Olympic Committee president María José Alcala met Friday with IOC president Thomas Bach. Ebrard delivered a letter of intent to Bach.
Part of the letter to Bach said: ‘As you know, Mexico has 129 million inhabitants, it is the fifteenth largest economy in the world, it has a wide biodiversity and it is the cradle of great ancient civilizations and of contemporary Mexican civilization.
Mexico is planning to submit a bid to host the Olympic Games in either 2036 or 2040
Mexico is already a co-host of the next World Cup in 2026 alongside Canada and Mexico
‘Mexico has, in various cities and regions, the sports, economic, and hotel infrastructure to celebrate successful, austere, and universal Olympic Games that promote the values of peace, brotherhood, and justice in what we believe.’
A city or region wasn’t specified but Ebrard and Alcala said a committee would be formed to support the initiative.
Last October, International Olympic Committee director general Christophe De Kepper said they were talking to ’10 interested NOCs and regions across four continents’ regarding potential candidacies for future Summer Games.
The 2036 edition is the next available to be awarded, while next year’s games are going to be held in Paris.
The 2028 games are in Los Angeles and four years later, they head to Brisbane in Australia.
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