Although 14 years away, the 2036 Olympic Summer Games are receiving a lot of attention.
At the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Seoul, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee revealed it is in talks with 10 potential candidates to host the future Summer Games.
Interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics has been expressed by officials in countries including Mexico, Egypt, England, India, Indonesia and Qatar.
“We are currently working with 10 interested NOCs and regions across four continents,” International Olympic Committee Director General Christophe de Kepper said.
The 2036 Olympics are the next Summer Games available to be awarded. Unlike previous bid processes, the IOC is keeping this selection mostly secretive to avoid expensive public campaigning and a vote contested by multiple candidates.
The system that picked Brisbane, Australia, as the 2032 host 11 years in advance was introduced after French-led investigations of alleged vote-buying in the 2016 (Rio de Janeiro) and 2020 (Tokyo) Olympics bidding.
De Kepper said the 10 bid projects “are at very different stages and are developing their ambitions according to their own regional or national timelines.”