26 Aug '11, 10am

#olympics Olympics: IOC studies Qatar as possible 2020 host - Channel News Asia

DAEGU, South Korea : The IOC met in South Korea Friday to examine Qatar's possible candidacy for the 2020 Olympics, which is reliant on a request to push the Games back because of hot summer weather. Already chosen as hosts of the football World Cup in 2022, the Gulf state has requested to host the Olympics at the end of October and start of November instead of in the traditional window between July 15 and August 31. Four cities have already submitted bids to host the 2020 Games: Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said in a meeting with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that any decision concerning Qatar's bid would not be made public in South Korea. "I will listen to my colleagues and find a consensual opinion," Rogge said. "But we're not making a news release immediately, because we want t...

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