Berlin sports senator open to joint bid with Israel for 2036 Olympics

The sports and interior minister for Berlin, Andreas Geisel, is open to the idea of a joint bid by Berlin and Tel Aviv to host the 2036 Olympic Games. This would “of course be a strong sign for peace and international understanding – in full awareness of our painful history and the abominable misuse of the Olympic idea by the National Socialists,” Geisel told the Berliner Morgenpost paper on Monday. Tel Aviv and Berlin stand “for openness to the world, freedom and tolerance. These are the messages that radiate from a joint bid for the Olympic Games,” Geisel said. The president of the German Ol…

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