Indonesia submits letter of interest for 2032 Olympics

IOC president Thomas Bach has said Indonesia has submitted a letter confirming it will bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, reports

Speaking on a panel on the eve of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bach said: “The candidature has just been confirmed by a letter from the president of Indonesia and by the President of the National Olympic Committee.”

The 2032 Olympics are the next available Summer Games after the IOC awarded the 2024 and 2028 editions to Paris and Los Angeles respectively.

Indonesia is currently recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck Palu and the island of Sulawesi last week.

On the same panel, Argentine President Mauricio Macri hinted that Argentina might also consider a bid for the Summer Games and indicated that the experience of hosting the Youth Olympics would stand the country in good stead.

“Obviously once this wonderful event is finished we will have the chance to start thinking about trying to organize an Olympic Games bid,” he said.

Other cities considering bids for the 2032 Games include Shanghai and Queensland, while India, Germany, Russia and Egypt have expressed a general interest in hosting the Games. The IOC will elect the 2032 host city in 2025.