Qatar shows interest to host the 2036 Olympics after FIFA World Cup success

According to sources, Qatar is committed to hosting the 2036 Summer Olympic Games in Doha. The current FIFA World Cup’s success has given the Qataris more confidence and strengthened their determination to host the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has not specified a deadline for when it intends to award the 2036 sports extravaganza. If Qatar hosts the 2036 Olympics, it will become the first Muslim nation to host the Olympics. The Olympic administration does not consider Qatar due in part to worries about the summer temperatures in the desert state. Qatar did not make the cut for the shortlist for either the 2016 or 2020 Games. Those games were ultimately held in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, respectively. The Gulf nation of Qatar has used innovative air-conditioning systems in stadiums to lessen the heat for the football season. They expect it will push to move any Olympics later in the years. Qatar held the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha from late September to early October. The event happened at Khalifa International Stadium. Since then, the IOC has changed the procedure for choosing the Games. They switched from the usual bidding process to choose a preferred candidate from among interested cities. The first games to be decided upon in this way were those in Brisbane in 2032.

The IOC said in October that it was in preliminary discussions with 10 cities. However, the Games went to Paris in 2024, Los Angeles in 2028, and Brisbane in 2032. A bid from Qatar might be expected to warmly receive if the IOC were to rotate continents. South Korea, India, and Indonesia are among the nations that have asked about hosting the 2036 Olympic Games. Despite fierce domestic opposition to the Olympics, Germany is debating whether to submit a new bid. Qatar feels strongly about its position. The World Cup’s early success puts Qatar in a powerful position. The stadiums, the metro, and the new airport are all present, as is the entire infrastructure. The Qatar Olympic Committee did not immediately answer an inquiry for comments. Qatar entirely constructed seven of the eight World Cup stadiums. However, it will be difficult for it to find regular use for all of them. The country’s extensive infrastructure upgrade would be seen as a natural fit for the Olympics. Gas-rich Qatar has spent at least $229 billion on infrastructure in 11 years to host FIFA World Cup. Qatar is trying to emulate the dramatic transformation of Gulf rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Qatar is one of the largest LNG producers in the world and one of the richest countries overall.

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