Qatar up for 2032 Olympics bid despite IOC backing Brisbane

FILE – In this file image dated Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, building and construction underway at the Lusail Arena, among the 2022 World Cup arenas, in Lusail, Qatar. The gas-rich Persian Gulf country Monday July 27, 2020, Qatar has actually revealed an interest in hosting the world’s most significant sporting occasions, the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in a letter to the International Olympic Committee.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, FILE)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar was still devoted Friday to bidding for the 2032 Olympics in spite of the IOC heading into unique talks with leading option Brisbane.

The International Olympic Committee utilized its brand-new, more versatile bidding procedure recently to call the Australian seaside city its favored option more than 11 years prior to the Games.

That choice appeared to shock other anticipated prospects consisting of Qatari capital Doha and Budapest, Hungary.

The Qatar Olympic Committee on Friday “reiterated its total commitment to maintaining continuous dialogue” with an IOC-appointed panel which can have continuous talks — and even method — most likely prospects for any future Games.

Doha used to go into 2 previous Summertimes Games bidding contests however did not advance to be accepted on the IOC’s list of prospects.

One element weighing versus Qatar is searing heat in the July-August slot the IOC chooses to hold the Summertimes Games. Doha hosted the 2019 track and field world champions from late-September into October.

“We have listened and learned from our two previous bids and humbly believe that we are now perfectly positioned to deliver a low-risk, sustainable and world-class edition of the Games,” Qatari Olympic leader Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani stated in a declaration.

The IOC has actually provided no schedule for a choice to validate Brisbane or open the contest.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.