The IOC is in talks with 10 potential candidates to host future Summer Games, the World Group of Olympic Leaderits been said Thursday.
Interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics has been expressed by officials from countries including Egypt, England, India, Indonesia and Qatar.
“We are currently working with 10 interested NOCs and regions on four continents,” International Olympic Committee Director General Christophe de Kepper told the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Seoul. South Korea.
These Olympics are the next Summer Games available to be awarded in a mostly secretive process led by IOC officials to avoid both a costly public campaign and a contested vote by multiple candidates.
The system that chose Brisbane as the host of 2032 11 years in advance was introduced after investigations by France into alleged vote-buying during bids for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. Those campaigns were won by Rio of Janeiro and Tokyo, respectively.
De Kepper said the 10 bid projects he did not identify “are at very different stages and developing their ambitions according to their own regional or national timetables”.