In a significant announcement made at the European Congress of Sports and Tourism, Polish President Andrzej Duda revealed Poland’s ambitious plan to bid for the 2036 Summer Olympics. This declaration marks a milestone in Poland’s sporting aspirations and reflects the nation’s enthusiasm for hosting major international events.
President Duda’s announcement came during his speech at the European Congress of Sports and Tourism held in Zakopane, a picturesque town in southern Poland, on Wednesday (Sep 27). The event provided the perfect backdrop for unveiling this exciting plan that aims to bring the world’s biggest sports spectacle to Polish soil.
From Inspiration to Aspiration: President Duda’s Vision for Poland’s 2036 Summer Olympics Bid
During his address, President Duda reminisced about the 2012 European Football Championships, which were successfully co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. He emphasized the profound impact of the tournament, describing it as “a very important,” “ground-breaking,” and “successful” sports event that showcased Poland’s ability to organize and manage international sporting competitions.
Inspired by the triumph of the 2012 championships and in consultation with the Polish Olympic Committee, the Minister of Sport, and government officials, President Duda made it clear that Poland aspires to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036. He expressed the nation’s determination to initiate the necessary efforts and preparations to make this dream a reality.
“This prompted us… to make efforts to organize the largest possible sports event in the world, namely the Summer Olympic Games,” President Duda proclaimed to an enthusiastic audience.
Race to Host the 2036 Summer Olympics: Poland’s Fierce Competition with Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey
Poland’s bid for the 2036 Summer Olympics places it in direct competition with three other nations: Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey. Mexico has proposed a joint bid with the cities of Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tijuana. Indonesia’s bid, named Nusantara, seeks to bring the Games to Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Turkey is considering Istanbul as its host city.
The competition for the 2036 Summer Olympics is sure to be fierce, with each contender vying to present the most compelling case to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Poland, however, brings a rich sports history, a track record of successfully hosting major events, and the passion of its people to the table.
Hosting the 2027 Volleyball World Championships and Proving its Event Hosting Prowess
In a related development, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that Poland would host the 2027 Volleyball World Championships, further underscoring the country’s commitment to the world of sports. This event is expected to be another opportunity for Poland to showcase its organizational prowess and passion for sports to a global audience.
Poland has also recently demonstrated its capability as a host nation by successfully organizing the 2023 European Games in June and early July. The event saw athletes from across Europe competing in various sports, further solidifying Poland’s reputation as a competent host for major sporting events.