Egypt Applies To Host 2036 Olympic Games

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The Egyptian Youth and Sports Minister, Ashraf Sobhi says Egypt will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036

The minister said that if the bid is successful it would make it the first Arab or African nation to host the event.

Mr. Ashraf during a reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo said President Abdel Al-Sisi gave the green light to apply.

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

Meanwhile, the summer Olympics will be held in Paris in 2024, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane, Australia in 2032.

However, the process of applying to host the 2036 Olympics has not yet begun, while there are reports of interest from countries including Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, India, and Qatar.

 

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