Ukraine wants to host Olympic Games in 2030-2032

Canan Kevser
05 January 2021, 12:37
Canan Kevser
05 January 2021, 12:37

The Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports expects to host the Olympic Games in Ukraine in 2030-2032.

Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadym Huttsait said this according to the media outlet Suspilne Sport.

“We are looking at 2030 and 2032. We are discussing where it [the Olympics] will be held in Ukraine, how much it will cost. We are considering more the Winter Olympics. We are also discussing the hosting of the Youth Olympic Games, or an ambitious goal – an adult Olympics,” the minister said.

Huttsait uttered that Ukraine may be ready to host such an event in 2030-2032.

“We believe that in 10 years, our country will see development, and we will be able to host the Olympic Games,” he said.

Youth and Sports Minister also noted that hosting the Olympics could help create new jobs, develop infrastructure, and encourage tourists to visit the country.

“We need to set ambitious goals. Holding the Olympics is a great goal for us. What are the Olympics? We will build infrastructure, we will attract everyone, there will be available [jobs] so that people do not go abroad, but work in Ukraine to build sports facilities. Tourists will come to us – this is tourism,” he added.

Earlier in October 2020, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country has an ambitious sports goal – to host the Olympic Games.