Can any country host the Olympic Games?

  • Can any country host the Olympic Games?

    The Olympic Movement is universal. The IOC is open to talking to potential hosts from any countries with a recognised National Olympic Committee, at any time, about interest in staging the Summer or Winter Olympic Games, or Youth Olympic Games. The IOC can advise the NOC and potential host city or region about how to develop their project and bring key stakeholders on board.

    The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Norm, which make organising the Olympic Games and applying to host more affordable and more fitting to the local context, have encouraged an increase in interest in hosting, both from previous Olympic hosts and from new regions.

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