Dubai Bolsters Possible 2020 Summer Games Bid

Dubai took another step towards bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games by winning the rights to host the 2012 World Swimming Championship.

The WAM news agency quoted an editorial in the Dubai-based Gulf News that said Dubai has served notice to the sporting world that with this successful bid, it should not be taken lightly.

The editorial said, “failure is not an option, but should it come, it only aims to strengthen the resolve. In Dubai’s case the attempts to bid for the event in 2005 and 2007 acted as the blueprint for their masterstroke in 2009, convincing the world body of swimming that there was no other worthy contender.

“The hosts will leave no stone unturned and the final endorsement of Dubai’s Olympic aspirations will come from the participants themselves”, said the editorial.

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