By The Associated Press The 2018 World Championships in South Africa are expected to draw more than 5 million spectators, but officials from the U.S. and South Africa say the tournament could be better organized and run more efficiently.
The bid to host the 2018 games in South Korea is expected to be announced Tuesday, the first step toward the 2018 Summer Olympics.
The U.N. International Olympic Committee is expected later this month to announce the next host city, which is expected in the coming months.
The 2018 games are scheduled to take place Aug. 6-13.
The host cities are expected be selected at the same time as the bidding process for the 2024 games in Tokyo.
The bids are due in March 2019.
The 2019 bidding process has been the subject of a tug-of-war between U.P. and U.A.E. officials, who have pushed for a better, more transparent process and are pushing for U.O. membership to be guaranteed.
U.U.A.-S.A., which represents South Africa’s bid committee, has said it has met with U.R.I.A.’s U. of S.
A in South Asia, who want to move the bid forward.
The South African bid team has said the process has not been smooth, but it is hoping for a positive outcome.
South Africa has had a poor track record with hosting the Olympics, with a host country like South Africa failing to host three of the four Summer Olympics held between 2008 and 2012.
Uppsala, Sweden, hosts the 2018 Games in 2022.
The committee in charge of organizing the 2022 games has said they want to be able to host a more regular schedule of events.