Chances are very high
Belarus can bid to host the Olympic Games, if there is such interest
President of International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM), Klaus Schormann, notes at Minsk press conference that Belarus can bid to host the Olympic Games, if there is such interest
UIPM President Klaus Schormann makes high assessment
“The host of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games hasn’t been chosen yet, so Belarus’ application could be very competitive. Many other applicants without regard to the 2028 Games don’t have a tenth of what Belarus can offer. The country has a corresponding infrastructure: roads, including towards the first-class sports facilities, high-level hotels, all of which are situated compactly,” noted Mr. Klaus Schormann. He said that he is on friendly terms with President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and has already raised this topic on many occasions. “When the discussions come to the place in Europe which could host the event, I always say that it’s Belarus,” stressed the UIMP President. “Every time the IOC raises this issue, I say that Belarus is able to organise competitions of the highest level. Countries that apply for holding summer or winter Olympics thus show their keen interest in the competitions, and this encourages them to move forward. I think that Belarus should think of bidding to host the Olympic and it has the chance to get the event.”
UIPM President Klaus Schormann emphasised that he and UIPM stand ready to support the initiative to hold competitions of any level in Belarus, regardless of whether or not the country applies for holding the Olympics.
By Anastasia Shoplya
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