Durban, South Africa To Prepare A 2020 Summer Games Report

Now that South Africa has announced it plans to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, there are reports that Durban Mayor Obed Mlaba says he’ll raise the possibility of Durban bidding to host the Games with the relevant city structures.

He said, “I will definitely raise it with the Council structure, the Executive Committee being one of them, which will be held for the first time after the World Cup next week Tuesday (so that we can ) begin to talk about these issues and strategize properly”.

Meanwhile Durban city manager Michael Sutcliffe said Tuesday he would gather more details and prepare a report, which he will hand over to the city’s executive council next week, reports timeslive. He said, “of course, the executive council will have to make the decision but our mayor and council (have) always been of the view that Durban is South Africa’s number one events and sports venue so we have to be a part of such a bid”.