Egypt bid to host 2036 Olympics


A view of the city skyline and the Nile from Cairo Tower in the capital of Cairo, Egypt December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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CAIRO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Egypt will submit a bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2036, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports said in a statement on Saturday, a bid that if successful , would make it the first Arab or African nation to host an event.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has given the green light to apply, Minister Ashraf Sobhi added at a reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo.

The statement, released by the Egyptian cabinet, quoted Bach as saying Egypt’s sports infrastructure was capable of hosting the event.

The Summer Olympics will be held in Paris in 2024, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane, Australia in 2032.

The bidding process to host the 2036 Olympics has yet to begin, while reports of interest have been reported from countries including Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, India and the Qatar.

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Reporting by Osama Khairy and Moaz Abd-Alaziz Editing by Peter Graff

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