South Africa May Bid For 2020 Games

A South African publication, citing Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenesi Stofile, reports South Africa may bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after spending billions of rand building new sport stadiums for the 2010 soccer World Cup,

The South African Sport Confederation and the Olympic Committee are reportedly discussing a 2020 bid.

Stofile’s spokeswoman Lerato Mogorosi said Durban may be the host city should South Africa bid.

Mogorosi said the issue has not yet been put before the cabinet.

Meanwhile Durban has been positioning itself for a 2020 Olympic bid. Last year The Times reported the city was busy with a series of strategic moves destined to make the best use of its sporting resources.

Mike Sutcliffe, Durban’s city manager, said at the time, “”we have a ‘2020 and beyond’ strategy that involves looking at potential events, whether they be Commonwealth Games or Olympics, coming to what we believe is a world-class African city”.

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