It's Final – No 2020 Olympic Bid From South Africa

South Africa’s sports ministry told The Associated Press Wednesday that “there will be no bid from South Africa for the 2020 Olympics”.

The South African Cabinet announced in May it won’t be bidding for the 2020 Games, but Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said at the time that the bidding process for the Games was still “quite open”.

Mbalula said, “we will not be pursuing the 2020 bid any longer because government has taken a decision and we are part of the collective”. He added the sports ministry will focus on the 2024 Olympic bid and the Commonwealth Games.