Busan Eliminated for Joint 2032 Olympic Bid

 

Busan has been eliminated as the potential candidate city for a joint Olympic bid with North Korea for the 2032 Summer games.

The Korea Sport & Olympic Committee(KSOC) said yesterdaythat Seoul was chosen over Busan as the candidate city for the 2032 Summer Games at its general assembly at the National Training Center in Jincheon, North Chungcheong province.

According to the reports, Seoul earned 34 out of 49 votes from KSOC members.
Before the vote, the mayor of Busan Oh Keo-don gave a presentation and proposed Busan and Seoul to become co-candidate cities along with two cities in North Korea.

Oh highlighted Busan’s history of successfully hosting other international sporting events and meetings, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2005 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit and the 2014 South Korea-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.

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