(MENAFN) Berlin is considering the possibility of hosting the Summer Olympics in 2036, as proposed by Interior and Sports Minister Nancy Faeser. The idea has been put forward as a means of rectifying Germany's past mistakes and promoting human rights.
Faeser has suggested that hosting the Olympics in Berlin would allow the nation to deal with its past in a special way, particularly in the location where exclusion and disregard for humanity took place. She acknowledged that the 1936 games organized by the Nazis were a terrible event, used as a means of promoting themselves and improving their image across the world.
However, Faeser believes that hosting the Olympics in Berlin 100 years later would be the right step for Germany. She has promoted the idea strongly, arguing that it would allow the country to set a good example and promote human rights.
The proposal has been met with mixed reactions. Faeser's predecessor, Horst Seehofer, previously considered the idea to be inconceivable, warning that it could be seen as Germans celebrating the centennial of the Nazi Olympics. However, Faeser believes that hosting the Olympics would be a way to acknowledge the past and move forward in a positive direction.
While the idea of hosting the Olympics in Berlin in 2036 is still in the early stages of consideration, it has already sparked a debate about the role of sports in promoting human rights and addressing historical injustices. It remains to be seen whether the proposal will gain traction and ultimately lead to a bid for the Summer Olympics in 2036.
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