OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia may again enter the fight for the Summer Olympic Games. He did not rule out such a possibility during the Eastern Economic Forum.

"Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer applicants in the world to host the Olympic Games. Firstly, this is an expensive event. Secondly, it is connected with the present day, the issues of the pandemic and the fight against infectious diseases. There are many other components."

“You saw how the preparations were going on and during the Olympic Games there were many demonstrations in Japan against the holding of the Olympics in this country. But we have always supported and hope that the principles of Olympism will not be perverted. , - said the head of state on the air of the TV channel "Russia 24".

"If everything goes as I say, we do not exclude the possibility of holding the Olympic Games in Russia. The Far East, Vladivostok is one of the most promising venues. But it’s still too early to talk about this, we must count everything. Although the holding of major political and sports competition always benefits the region. "

It is recalled that on the eve of the mayor of Vladivostok Konstantin Shestakov said about the desire of the regional authorities to apply for the Olympic Games in 2036.