John Banks, Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand, told Radio Sport that funding from a united super city will make it easier to bid for high-quality global events. He said, “can you imagine, in our lifetime, bringing the Olympic Games to the southwest Pacific, Auckland. How good would that be?”
Banks says his friends in Wellington are having “a light-hearted look” at his vision.
Banks added that Auckland looked at a possible Commonwealth Games bid but couldn’t “stack up” the money or infrastructure and was short on time. But he said a 2020 Olympic bid could be possible.