Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games got a boost when draft legislation was submitted Monday by members of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, that wants to show that “Hungary is capable of the fast, efficient and successful preparation and hosting” of the 2024 Olympics.
Provisions of the legislation include streamlining procedures to issue guarantees required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as demonstrating long-term plans to host the Games.
Gergely Gulyas, Fidesz deputy faction leader, held a press conference sending the message that Hungary would be a “worthy location” for the organization of the Olympic Games, and that the country would be economically suitable to organize the event.
Under his proposal the institutional system of bidding for the 2024 Olympics would be included in Hungarian law, which would also regulate the tasks of Budapest 2024 Zrt., the company in charge of running the bid.
Meanwhile it was revealed Sunday that Hungary had topped the final medals table at the LEN European Aquatics Championships by receiving 10 gold medals. The Hungarian team also set seven Championship records in London – the highest number of records attained by any nation at this year’s event.
During the next few months Hungary will play host to two major swimming events – the European race of the FINA/HOSA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup Series on June 18, and between July 6-10, 800 participants from 43 nations will compete at the Arena European Junior Swimming Championships.
Budapest is competing for the 2024 Olympics against Rome, Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select the host city in September 2017.