Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey would bid to host 2020 Olympic Games.
Premier Erdogan held a press conference in Istanbul and said that they gathered to announce Turkey's bid for 2020 Olympics. "We are excited, because we believe that we will reach our goal this time. We are a candidate for the Olympics," he said.
Erdogan said that they attached a great importance to the olympic spirit that made a great impact on world peace.
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, will be a major international sports and cultural festival, celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee has begun the selection process for the host city. Bids are due by September 1, 2011. The host city will be elected in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2013 at the 125th IOC Session.
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