Egypt Considers Offer to Host 2036 Olympic

The Olympic Rings are pictured in front of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on March 21, 2020.

Egypt is planning to apply to host the 2036 Olympic Games, sports minister Ashraf Sobhi said on Saturday during an acceptance for IOC president Thomas Bach in Cairo.

“President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has given his permission for Egypt to put itself forward as host for the 2036 Olympics,” Sobhi said.

If successful with its offer, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.

“Egypt has solid sporting substructure and if it can host the Olympic Games, it will be historic,” Bach said during a joint news-conference with Sobhi.

An Egyptian official declared earlier in the month that Egypt, Greece, and Saudi Arabia were in talks to jointly host the 2030 World Cup.

Egypt staged the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as last year’s handball world championship during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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