Vladimir Putinto: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti
Russia may bid to host the summer Olympics, said President Vladimir Putin during communication with volunteers for the 2018 world Cup in Kaliningrad. It is quoted by TASS on Friday, July 20.
“Possible,” the President said in response to the question of whether Russia is to host the summer Games.
He said that while the Russian side has not filed the appropriate application. He stressed that it is important to talk not only about the conduct of the country of certain large-scale events, but also about how to use the infrastructure for sports development in the country.
On Friday, the President visited built for the world Cup stadium in Kaliningrad and watched the training of young players.
In 2014 Sochi winter Olympics took place. The Russian team won 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals. However, due to the doping scandal, the international Olympic Committee to cancel many of the results of Russian athletes. To return a place in the top three of Russia succeeded only in February after the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport.
Moscow also claimed to host the summer Games in 2012, but the mistress of the competition was the UK. The competitions were held in London.
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