Is Shanghai Planning on Hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics?

By Tom Smith, September 4, 2018

0 0

Everyone remembers the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. From the stunning opening ceremony to the two-week long spectacle of elite sporting competition, the country returned to the world stage with a bang. Fast-forward 24 years and China could be getting ready to host the Summer Games all over again… but this time in Shanghai. 

Luo Wenhua, a member of the Shanghai Sports Administration, hinted to international media this week that the city is considering a bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, claiming it would be “the highest ideal,” Channel NewsAsia reports.

However, Luo refrained from committing outright to placing a bid, instead suggesting that the city will be keeping a close eye on Tokyo and Paris – who will host the 2020 and 2024 games, respectively – in order to learn more about how to effectively host the Olympics. 

In recent years, Shanghai has been making a concerted effort to become a globally renowned ‘sports city.’ Beijing has made similar efforts and come 2022 it will be the first city in the world to host both the summer and winter Olympics

Over 160 sporting events are held in Shanghai each year, including high-profile sporting competitions such as the Formula One Grand Prix, Diamond League athletics and the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament. 

READ MORE: Get Your Shanghai Rolex Masters Tennis Tickets Before They Sell Out

However, Shanghai isn’t about to stop there. If it were to host the Summer Games, the move may be exactly what Shanghai needs to turn the city into a global sports giant rivalling the likes of Tokyo, Paris, LA, London and New York. 

[Cover image via Pexels]

more news

Here's How to Watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Online in China

Some links that work without the pesky firewall.

China Takes Home 1st Gold Medal of Tokyo Olympics

The twenty-one-year-old set an Olympic record score of 251.8.

6 More Amazing Trips to Make Your Summer a Dragon Adventure

Dragon Adventures is an outdoor travel specialist.

Everything You Need to Know About China's Tokyo Olympics Team

China will send 431 athletes to Japan, the largest ever Olympic delegation the PRC has sent overseas.

12 Sanya Events to Fill Your Summer Days

Whether you're still at work or not, there's something for you to do this summer.

5 Amazing Trips to Make Your Summer a Dragon Adventure

Dragon Adventures is an outdoor travel specialist.

7 Sanya Events to Start the Summer

Sanya's summer is starting to pick up with more events.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives