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Egypt eyes bid to host 2036 Olympic Games

Egypt hopes to become the first African host of the Olympic Games, relying on support from the president of the International Olympic Committee to stage the global event.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, China, Feb. 4, 2022.

Egypt plans to present an official bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2036, hoping to become the first African country to organize the global tournament.

The Egyptian National Olympic Committee (ENOC) said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will debate the Egyptian bid to host the Olympics during his meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Sept. 24.

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