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Egypt reveals interest to host 2036 Olympics

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Photo: middleeasteye.net

Egyptian youth and sports minister announced on Saturday that Egypt will submit an application to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036.

If the application is successful, not only will the country be the first African country to organise the global tournament, but it would as well become the first Arab country to hold the tournament.

According to Reuters, 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 to host the 2036 Olympics has not yet begun, while there are reports of interest from Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, India and Qatar.

Writing by Muzha Kucha