Qatar announces plan to bid for 2032 Olympic Games

 Qatar announces plan to bid for 2032 Olympic Games

Qatar has expressed interest in bidding to host the 2032 Olympic Games, in what would be the first time a Middle Eastern nation organises the world’s biggest sporting event.

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) on Monday announced it formally submitted its request to join the non-committal “continuous dialogue” to host an edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as early as 12 years from now.

Qatar delivered the request via a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Never before has an Olympic Games been held in the Middle East. The Olympic rings are a symbol of peace, unity and hope for people around the world, including the people of our region,” a QOC statement quoted President Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as saying.

“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a meaningful dialogue with the IOC’s Future Host Commission to explore our interest further and identify how the Olympic Games can support Qatar’s long-term development goals,” Al Thani added.

LTV

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