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Close to home: Egypt will compete to host the 2036 Olympics Israel today


The neighbor to the south wants to become the first Arab nation to host the prestigious event • The government explained: "Al-Sisi gave the green light to apply for hosting"

Egypt will submit an application to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036, the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi announced last night (Saturday).

If indeed in the end it happens, Egypt will become the first Arab or African nation to host the event.

"Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi gave the green light to apply," added Minister Sobhi during the reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo.

In a statement issued by the Egyptian Cabinet, Bach was quoted as saying that Egypt's sports infrastructure is capable of hosting the event.

The next Olympic Games will be held in Paris in 2024, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane, Australia in 2032.

The bid process 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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Source: israelhayom

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