The Qatar Olympic Committee has announced its interest in hosting an Olympic and Paralympics as early as 2032.
It confirmed it had formally requested to join the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) non-committal “continuous dialogue” about hosting the Games.
In doing so, Qatar joins Australia, India, Indonesia and Germany in expressing an interest to bid for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.
In an interview with Qatari-owned network beIN SPORTS, IOC President Thomas Bach said he welcomed the interest from the Middle Eastern country.
“We in the IOC are happy with the huge interest in the 2032 Summer Olympics, 12 years before the launch of the Games,” he said.
Qatar has organized various TOP sports event, among them Handball World Championship 2015.