Mexico formalized its application to host the 2036 Olympic Games

Photo: Mario Guzmán / EFE

Six months after the 100th anniversary of its foundation, the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) formalized its candidacy to host the 2036 Olympic Games, after the 2032 Brisbane Olympics to be held in Australia.

At a press conference held at the Mexican Foreign Ministry on Wednesday afternoon, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, together with the president of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM), María José Alcalá Izguerra, unveiled the letter in which the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, considered Mexico as a viable candidate to host an Olympic Games.

“We see ourselves as a triumphant, successful, ambitious and respectful country of international norms”, were the words of Ebrard.

Olympic Games Mexico 2032 would be without debts

Foreign Minister Ebrard provided a breakdown of the funds with which the Olympic event would be organized, stating that Under no circumstances would Mexico go into debt, since they plan to use the infrastructure that the country already has and the government would only provide 10% of the financing.

“We want to take into account the changes that have taken place in the Olympic Games, including financing. Now 30 percent comes from the sale of tickets, another 30 percent with sponsors, 10 percent is provided by the host government and the remaining 30 percent is provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC),” reported Ebrard.

In this order of ideas, Alcalá assured that the fact of taking the road again to host the Olympic Games will put Mexico on the right path. “This path can lead us to the promotion, development and strengthening of sport in our country.”

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard (4l) and the president of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM), María José Alcalá (3d), pose with former athletes at the end of the press conference announcing Mexico’s bid for the 2036 Olympic Games .

On November 30, the list of people who will make up the Promotional Committee of Mexico will be announced. which will be made up of businessmen, cultural representatives and athletes.

If the formal approval of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee is obtained, Mexico will receive the Olympic Games for the second time. Let us remember that the Aztec country received the Games of the XIX Olympiad in 1986, where it won 5 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals.

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