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Tubby Reddy, Chief Executive Officer of the SA Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation (Sascoc), said a feasibility study on a 2024 Olympic bid has been commissioned.

The study is expected to be done in two to three phases, and be completed next year. It will determine which city would best be suited to be South Africa's candidate.

According to the Independent, the feasibility study ties in with the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange conference and exhibition, to be held in Durban next month, where a 17-year plan will be discussed and decided on with the National Sports Tourism Steering committee.

Conference director Sugen Pillay said the committee was tasked by Sascoc with developing and implementing a national strategy that would outline the key sports events which Sascoc and its federations and partners will be bidding for between 2013 and 2030.

Pillay said the strategy would also look at how South Africa would bid for such events and also look at the capacity of each city.

Through Daily News discussions with Sascoc, the national Department of Sports and Recreation, the eThekwini Municipality, the Durban Chamber of Commerce, tourism and sport authorities, Durban was the city of choice should South Africa submit a 2024 Olympic bid.

Reddy said the first phase of the study would look at the year-to-year plan targeting hosting international events, and the second phase would look specifically at the Olympics.

South Africa was bidding for the 2020 Summer Games until the government decided to withdraw to focus on social priorities, but at the time hinted about a 2024 Games bid.

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Future Summer Bids Summary
Bid Status: Waiting for applicant files
Bid Date: Bid for the 2022 Olympic Games will be in 2015
Bid Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: The bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games
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