South Africa Proposes Bidding For the 2024 Summer Olympics

Inspired by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) recent Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, South Africa is preparing to propose a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Gauteng Province had been mentioned as a potential contender for an Olympic bid, but Ivan Hoff, head of sports at Gauteng Province, said, “because of the new IOC bidding and hosting criteria, the country will take this into consideration,” according to Host City.

Hoff said, “when Sam Ramsamy came back from the (the IOC Session in) Switzerland, he reported he is going to make a presentation to the South African parliament.”  South Africa’s parliament is in recess this week so Hoff expects Ramsamy to make the presentation next week.

He added, “Sam will make the presentation and decisions will be taken from there”.

“Based on a really positive 2010 FIFA World Cup, we’ve got a good understanding of how the country can benefit from hosting major events”.

South Africa has until September 15, 2015 to choose an applicant for the 2024 Games.  Rome and Boston U.S.A. have both made their bids official.

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