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OLYMPIC GAMES

Egypt to apply to host 2036 Olympic Games

Egypt will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036, the Egyptian youth and sports minister said in a statement on Saturday, a bid that if successful would make it the first Arab or African nation to host the event.

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - JUNE 30: A man takes a photograph of the Olympic Rings at Akarenga Park on June 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Japan. With less than one month to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, final preparations are being made to venues despite
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Egypt will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036, the Egyptian youth and sports minister said in a statement on Saturday, a bid that if successful would make it the first Arab or African nation to host the event.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi gave the green light to apply, Minister Ashraf Sobhi added during a reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo. The statement, issued by the Egyptian cabinet, quoted Bach as saying Egypt’s sports infrastructure was capable of hosting the event.

General view of hotels, banks and office buildings by the Nile River, Cairo.
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General view of hotels, banks and office buildings by the Nile River, Cairo.AMR ABDALLAH DALSHREUTERS

Paris Games next

The summer Olympics will be held in Paris in 2024, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane, Australia in 2032. The process of applying for 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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