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Russia May Bid For Future Summer Olympics

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Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov said Friday that Russia may bid for a Summer Olympic Games after the 2020 Games are over.

He told students during an "Olympics class" in Moscow, "along with the Winter Olympics in 2014, there are many other competitions (in Russia), like the World Cup. After them, in 2020's we would bid for a Summer Olympics.

Russia was fourth in the London Summer Games winning 82 medals, including 24 gold, 26 silver and 32 bronze.

Russia will host the World University Games and the World Championship in Athletics in 2013, the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, the ice hockey World Cup in 2016, and the soccer World Cup in 2018.

Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul are shortlisted candidates for the 2020 Summer Games, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect a winner next September.

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Future Summer Bids Summary
Bid Status: Waiting for applicant files
Bid Date: Bid for the 2022 Olympic Games will be in 2015
Bid Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: The bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games
Bid Book: Link To Bid Book
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