Qatar Sets Sights On Olympics
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup coming to an end in 13 days, Qatar has now set its sights on hosting the 2036 Olympics, believing that holding a successful World Cup is proof of the country’s ability to host major events.
Qatar were announced as the hosts of the tournament in 2010, and in preparation, built seven new stadiums and refurbished one.
They also spent At least US$229 billion on the new stadiums, a new metro system and other infrastructure for the tournament.
Additionally, Qatar has experience in hosting events similar to the Olympics, where they held the Asian Games in 2006 and will do so again in 2030.
Despite holding a successful World Cup thus far, numerous issues have arisen, including the treatment of migrant workers, who were the main workforce in the construction of the new stadiums.
India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Germany will be competition for Qatar, as they have all shown interest in hosting the event.