Russia Looking to Bid for Future Summer Olympic Games

By Community | October 8, 2012

Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee has revealed that Russia may bid for a Summer Olympic Games after the 2020 Games are over.

He told students during an “Olympics class” in Moscow, “along with the Winter Olympics in 2014, there are many other competitions (in Russia), like the World Cup. After them, in 2020’s we would bid for a Summer Olympics.

Russia was fourth in the London Summer Games winning 82 medals, including 24 gold, 26 silver and 32 bronze.

Russia will host the World University Games and the World Championship in Athletics in 2013, the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, the ice hockey World Cup in 2016, and the soccer World Cup in 2018.

Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul are shortlisted candidates for the 2020 Summer Games, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect a winner next September.