International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said that there’s a possibility that Malaysia and Singapore could jointly host the Olympics in the future.
Bach and other high ranking officials are in Kuala Lumpur for the 128th IOC session in which will determine the host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the 2020 Youth Olympics.
“If you want to have the Olympic Games here (in Southeast Asian region), you have to be a candidate.
“I hope that one day we can have it here, because Olympics Agenda 2020 offers an opportunity to have an Olympic Games (to be held) in a country, which until now, has not considered (the possibility) to host Olympic Games,” Bach said, as quoted by Bernama.
His view was echoed by Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar.
“Maybe it is beyond us if were to do it on our own but under the new Olympic reform agenda, the IOC allow twin bids.
“I have spoken to the Singapore NOC (National Olympic Council) and a few people in the government. It is too late to enter the bid for the 2024 Olympics but we can consider the Games in 2028 or 2032, see a joint bid between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in the future,” said Tunku Imran.