x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Qatar bids for 2024 Olympics

Qatar will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics, despite having failed to make the cut for the 2016 and 2020 Games.

Doha // Qatar will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics, despite having failed to make the cut for the 2016 and 2020 Games, the Qatar Olympic Committee's general secretary said yesterday.

"We have tried it twice, and we will continue. It's not something we will give up - it's part of our vision to make Qatar a centre for sport," Saoud bin Abdulrahman al Al Thani said.

Qatar had proposed holding the 2020 Olympics in October to avoid the blistering summer heat. Qatar will host the World Cup football tournament in 2022.