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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Egypt to apply to host 2036 Olympic Games

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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, 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. 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. - Reuters


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