Qatar poised to bid for 2020 Olympics

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

The Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has reiterated Doha’s plans to host an Olympic Games, and revealed that the state will bid for the 2020 games.

Sheikh Tamim, who is also the Chairman of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), said on Wednesday that Qatar was determined to learn the lessons of its failed 2016 bid, and “bid for hosting the Olympic Games in 2020 as per set measures and standards”, Qatar daily The Peninsula reported.

Sheikh Tamim said organising such an event would have a positive impact on the people of Qatar and the people of the region as a whole, citing the successful organisation of the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

He made the remarks following the hoisting of the Qatari flag at the Olympic Village in Beijing yesterday. Sheikh Tamim was in the Chinese capital to take part in the IOC plenary session, being held on the sidelines of the Beijing Olympic Games, the newspaper said.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Mohammed

This is very nice and economically plaining towards a better future of the country. Good Luck and good job!

Posted by: Trojan

That would be a good waste of Qatar's time and money. Unless they can convince the world to hold the Olympics in winter (not considering conflict with the winter Olympics), how on earth can you have people competing in 50C weather? GET REAL!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Brand slam

Brand slam

Gulf blue chips are now closely associated with most of the world...

Why Gulf money can't buy World Cup 2014 spot

Why Gulf money can't buy World Cup 2014 spot

Region's teams will miss out on Brazil 2014 due to managerial...

Ready for kick-off

Ready for kick-off

Andy Gray and Richard Keys are two of the best known faces in...

Most Discussed
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams