The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bachexpressed this Wednesday that it is “an opportunity that could be given” that Berlin would host the 2036 Gamesone hundred years after those held in the German capital in 1936despite the historical burden of the event due to the fact that took place during the Nazi regime.
“Of course there would be criticism, also among the other candidates. But from the international point of view, Germany is not accused of holding these 1936 Games.” affirmed the German leader, in statements published by the newspaper Sports Bild.
The question of whether there should be a German Olympic bid for the 2036 Games, possibly again in Berlin, has been the subject of controversy in recent weeks. However, Bach explained that the Games could even serve as an example, as happened with those of Munich in 1972. “Back then, the 1936 Games weren’t held against us either. This opportunity could also come in 2036. I don’t think the date will be a big obstacle.”he added.
In the opinion of Bach, 68, the Olympic event held in Munich 50 years ago marked a turning point for German sport. “The reputation of sport in Germany changed completely, which affected school sport and competitive sport. It will never be valued enough.”plot.