Egypt wants to host 2036 Olympic Games

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Egypt will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036, according to a statement of Egypt’s youth and sports minister on Saturday. This is a step that if successful would make Egypt the first Arab or African country to host the event.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreed with this step, Minister Ashraf Sobhi added during a reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo.

Bach said that Egypt’s sports infrastructure was capable of hosting the event, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian cabinet.

Paris in 2024 will host the summer Olympics, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane, Australia in 2032.

The process of applying for to host the 2036 Olympics has not yet started, while there are reports of interest from countries including Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, India and Qatar.

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