Coe: Hungary ready to host the Olympics

Sebastian Coe said that Budapest had hosted an event of the highest quality in the World Athletics Championships.

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said that he was satisfied with the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest in all respects, and he considered Hungary ready to host the Olympics, and he personally encouraged the country to mount a bid.

According to MTI, Coe said that Budapest had hosted an event of the highest quality. “This is an ambitious city, this is an ambitious country, and I have no reason to doubt they would put up a very credible bid,” he said commenting on a potential bid by Budapest to host the Olympics. “I can’t remember a better atmosphere at a world championship,” he added. Coe said most international ticket sales had gone to British, German, US, French and Spanish fans, and more than half a billion people followed the televised events during the first half of the championships. State secretary for sports Ádám Schmidt told the press conference that he hoped the many sports diplomats and sports managers who attended the world championships and personally experienced its quality in Budapest would support Hungary’s endeavour to host the Olympics.