VLADIVOSTOK, September 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok plans submitting a bid to host the 2036 Summer Olympic Games, Konstantin Shestakov, the mayor of Vladivostok, said on Thursday.
"We will certainly bid for the organization of the Universiade," Shestakov said speaking on the sidelines of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.
"We do realize that our chances [to win the bid] are not that big but we want to move further and to submit a bid for hosting the 2036 Olympic Games," he said. "It will all help us to create additional infrastructure, which will provide for the brighter living conditions on the territory of Vladivostok."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said last month that Russia eyed a possibility of organizing the 2036 Summer Olympic Games and several cities have already prepared bids.
Russia’s top diplomat said at that time that the country’s second largest city of Saint Petersburg and the city of Kazan have already submitted their bids to host the Olympics in 2036.
The Russian capital of Moscow hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1980 and the country’s southern resort city of Sochi hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan’s capital of Tokyo were held this year between July 23 and August 8. In March 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan for one year due to the spread of COVID-19.
Following the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Paris will host the Summer Games in 2024, while Los Angeles will have the Games in 2028. At the 138th IOC (the International Olympic Committee) Session in Tokyo last month, Australia’s Brisbane was selected to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.
The 6th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok
The sixth Eastern Economic Forum is being held in Vladivostok on September 2-4 in a hybrid (combined online and in-person) format, the main topic of the business program is "New Opportunities for the Far East in a Changing World."
Other programs that are part of the forum include Youth EEF, EEF Junior and Far East Street. The forum is organized by the Roscongress Foundation. TASS is the general media partner and the official host photo agency of the event.