Ever since I was a little kid I always watched the Olympic Games and as long as I can remember I have always wanted the Olympics to take place in Hungary. Then later on I realised that organising such an event costs hundreds of billions of forints, but that didn’t really hamper my enthusiasm. Ages ago when Zuckerberg was only thinking about Facebook, we had a social site called iwiw. I’m not a person to throw out “likes” like a madman – I hardly ever do it – but I was among the first to do so when the iwiw page of the Budapest Olympic Movement was launched. Not too many people know but the 1920 Games were awarded to the Hungarian capital. However, due to the defeat in World War I Hungary not only forfeited the right to organise the Olympics but Hungarian sportsmen were not allowed to participate in the 1920 Antwerp Games. Wrong place at the wrong time. But now the time is right. In fact who knows when it will be so right again? The Agenda 2020 programme of the International Olympic Committee calls for making the Games cheaper and to allow smaller cities to contend. The first such summer Olympics will be the one in 2024. The two Games until 2024 will take place in South America and Asia, so it might be time for Europe again. Hungary is ranked eighth in the all-time summer Olympic medal table and is the only country of the top 10 never to host the Games. So move aside Boston, Hamburg, Paris and Rome. It’s time for Budapest to play host to the best athletes of the world. .