Argentina’s national Olympic Committee released a statement over the weekend which said, “we are starting to consider the possibility of bidding for a future edition of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
The committee added, “the Winter Olympic Games are also an option in our beautiful Patagonia”.
The Patagonia region, shared by Argentina and Chile, comprises the Andes mountains.
The Associated Press reports that hosting the Games in Patagonia would require a shift of the traditional Olympic calendar. The southern hemisphere winter runs from June to September.
The Winter Olympics have never been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Buenos Aires, Argentina is hosting the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.