Olympic Head Supports Budapest 2024 Games Bid

Olympic Head Supports Budapest 2024 Games Bid

Zsolt Borkai, President of Hungary’s Olympic Committee, is supporting Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

He said there was still much work to do on a bid, but “our intentions are unequivocal – we would like to host the best athletes’ in the world in Budapest”.

He added that “concrete steps” could be taken soon toward pursuing a bid by Budapest.

Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, head of BOM, a non-profit group of corporations and individuals backing an Olympic bid, said that while a bid for the 2028 Games would be “realistic”, the possibility of trying for 2024 “would not be surprising”.

Formal bidding for the 2024 Games begin in 2015 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select a host city in 2017.