27 October 2013, 20:25

Russia’s St. Petersburg looks to host Summer Olympics

Russia’s St. Petersburg looks to host Summer Olympics

St. Petersburg is studying opportunities to bid for Summer Olympics, Governor Georgy Poltavchenko said on Sunday.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Games.

“I am sure that St. Petersburg will be not just an intermediate stage of the Olympic [torch] relay but also its final stage in the very near future,” Poltavchenko said after lighting a Sochi-2014 Olympic cauldron in Palace Square in the heart of St. Petersburg.

“It means that we are studying the issue of bidding for Summer Olympics in the nearest future,” he said when asked to elaborate on the subject.

Voice of Russia, R-Sport

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