Summer Olympics in 50C? Qatar considers 2028 Olympics bid

Summer Olympics in 50C? Qatar considers 2028 Olympics bid
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Published February 10th, 2016 - 12:52 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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A successful bid for Doha would require a compromise due to soaring temperatures. (Shutterstock/Lazy Llama)
A successful bid for Doha would require a compromise due to soaring temperatures. (Shutterstock/Lazy Llama)

Qatar could bid for the Summer Olympics in the near future, a member of the country’s Olympic committee has said.

AFP news agency quoted Thani Al Kuwari as saying the country had a vision and target to host the games.

Qatar is already hosting both the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

"All the facilities are going to be ready for everything, especially after 2022, the facilities almost 99 per cent are ready," Al Kuwari said.

He suggested the country could look to host the 2028 Olympic games, but did not outline any definitive plans.

The emirate would likely have to come to a similar compromise to the world cup if it were to win an Olympic bid.

Last year, football governing body FIFA approved a winter date for the 2022 tournament after Doha's 50 degrees celsius summer temperatures were deemed too extreme.

 By Robert Anderson

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