DUBAI             –        Qatar, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, introduced on Monday it might additionally wish to stage the Olympics, presumably in 2032.

The Gulf Arab state’s Olympic committee stated it submitted a request to the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) to hitch the part of “continuous dialogue” about internet hosting a future Video games. Oil-rich Qatar is more and more eager to host main sporting occasions, and has already welcomed world athletics championships, although scorching desert temperatures throughout elements of the 12 months have brought about some anxiousness within the sports activities world.

“It is this proven track-record and wealth of experience, along with our desire to use sport to promote peace and cultural exchange, that will form the basis of our discussions with the Commission,” Qatar Olympic Committee President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani stated in a press release.

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The Olympics have by no means been hosted within the Center East, and Qatar would be the first nation within the area to host soccer’s largest showpiece. It has invested billions of {dollars} in getting ready for the 2022 soccer World Cup. Nevertheless, human rights teams have criticised the remedy of migrant employees. The Qatari authorities has stated it doesn’t tolerate unscrupulous remedy of employees.

Qatar’s Doha had additionally unsuccessfully bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. “The IOC… welcomes the interest recently expressed by Qatar, which is the latest country to enter the new dialogue phase,” the Worldwide Olympic Committee stated in a press release. The IOC has modified the bidding course of in recent times to cut back prices and make it extra engaging to cities, who now enter into an preliminary dialogue with the IOC to see whether or not the Olympics could be a match for them.

“These are ongoing, non-committal discussions that are not necessarily related to a specific edition of the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games, and are an opportunity to explore a project without committing extensive time and resources,” the IOC stated.

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There isn’t any deadline for a choice to be made, although often cities are given at the least seven years prematurely to organize for internet hosting the Video games. A number of different international locations have expressed an curiosity for the 2032 summer season Olympics together with Indonesia, Australia, India and Germany, amongst others.