Egypt expresses an interest in bidding for the 2036 Olympic Games
Egypt– Egypt has set its sights on hosting the Olympic Games in 2036. Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi informed Sky News Arabia that the kingdom aims to submit an official candidacy to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
According to him, the ministry and other relevant agencies are presently studying the technical, logistical, and budgetary issues of staging the enormous event. Egypt will be the first African country to host the Olympics if the bid is successful.
In November, IOC President Thomas Bach stated that it was his ambition for Africa to host the games during his term, which ends in 2025. Despite the fact that this would not be achievable, he is optimistic that the games will be organized by an African country by 2036 or 2040.
Egypt International Olympic City is being built in the New Administrative Capital, roughly 45 kilometers east of Cairo. A 90,000-seat stadium, two indoor halls with a total capacity of 23,000 spectators, and facilities to hold swimming, equestrian, tennis, and squash championships are all part of the government project.
The next summer Olympics, which are held every four years, will be held in Paris in 2024, Los Angeles in 2028, and Brisbane in 2032. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic , Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until 2021. Officials from China, India, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom have indicated interest in bidding for the 2036 Olympic Games. Since the first Olympics in Athens in 1896, only a few towns, notably London, Los Angeles, and Paris, have hosted the event more than once.