Indonesia Expresses Readiness to Host 2036 Summer Olympics in New Capital
Indonesia has announced it is ready to host the 2036 Summer Olympics, the world’s biggest sporting event, at the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) as the venue, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
“On this occasion, I’d like to extend Indonesia’s willingness and readiness to host the 2036 Olympics in the new capital,” the President said in his remarks at the Apurva Kempinski Hotel, Badung regency, Bali province, Wednesday (11/16).
As the Chair of G20 this year, the President along with other G20 leaders, agreed on the importance of sports as part of a healthy lifestyle and to unite the world.
The President also considered that the success of the next Olympics and Paralympics would underscore the importance of neutrality in international sporting events.
For the record, the next Olympics and Paralympics games will be held in Paris (2024), in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy (2026), in Los Angeles (2028), in Brisbane (2032), and in South Korea for the Gangwon 2024 Youth Olympics and Dakar (2026).
“[The success of Olympics and Paralympics] will bring attention to the importance of political neutrality in international sporting events, as well as the autonomy of sports organizations,” he remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RIF/EP)