Hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, is what Qatar is interested in at the moment.
If Qatar clinches the bid to host the prestigious sports tournament, it would be the first time a Middle Eastern nation will organise the world’s biggest sporting event, Aljazeera reports.
This new development came upon Monday after the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced it formally submitted its request to join the non-committal “continuous dialogue” to host an edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as early as 12 years from now.
The process also involved Qatar delivering the request via a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A QOC statement quoted President Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as saying:
“Never before has an Olympic Games been held in the Middle East. The Olympic rings are a symbol of peace, unity and hope for people around the world, including the people of our region,”
Speaking further, Al Thani also said, “Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a meaningful dialogue with the IOC’s Future Host Commission to explore our interest further and identify how the Olympic Games can support Qatar’s long-term development goals.”