Africans Should Bid For 2024 Games - Britain's Olympics Minister
Britain's Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has encouraged African nations to bid for the 2024 Games, saying the Games should not be the preserve of Western nations and the rich.
Robertson told Reuters at a National Olympic Committees of Africa event Saturday, "I am a firm believer that the Olympics should not just be restricted to western Europe, to the Americas, to the prosperous nations of the Far East. That's one of the most exciting things about Rio (host city of the 2016 Games). And I would very much like to see the Olympics in future years go to the continent of Africa".
Robertson said, "I very much hope that African nations will bid (for) 2024. I think it is really good for the Olympics to be spread out around the world, that the Olympic values should travel as far as possible. I would absolutely like to see that happen on the continent of Africa".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||IOC waiting for applicant city interest|
|Bid Date:||Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games will be in 2013|
|Bid Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||The bid for the 2020 Olympic Games|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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