Russia has been excluded until December 16, 2022 due to accusation of fraud in connection with doping, and is in fact excluded from any application for a long time, since it was proposed to run for the Olympic Games 7 years ago.
The exclusion was ratified in December 2019 by the International Olympic Committee which also banned Russia from fielding candidates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games until the 2032 edition. Two Olympics have been held in Russia, the Summer Olympics in 1980 in Moscow when it was the capital of the Soviet Union, and the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi.
The 2032 Games are already dedicated to Brisbane, and the first available possibility remains the 2036 Summer Olympics.
Russia likely won’t be the only country to host the 2036 Games. Indeed, the Indonesian Olympic Committee’s willingness to nominate Jakarta is growing. Turkey, too, appears ready to take the field again.
The city chosen is Istanbul, and it has already submitted (and defeated) to host the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2020. There could be a joint nomination by Germany and Israel and the “pluralism” of the UK with London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
For Russia, the possibility of submitting a candidacy seems tangible and the main candidate cities to host the Games are being considered, which could be St. Petersburg and Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, which has already hosted the 2015 World Swimming Championships. The intention of the Russian candidacy was Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the last meeting in Rostov-on-Don with the Russian Olympic Committee medalists returning from the Tokyo Olympics.
Russian athletes competed in the last Olympics under the colors of the National Olympic Committee, without national anthems and without initials, because Russia is a country approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after manipulating and tampering with doping control data by a Moscow laboratory.
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