Qatar quietly scraps plans to bid for host of 2024 Olympic games

It looks like the third time won’t be a charm for Qatar when it comes to hosting the Olympics.

Though the Gulf nation had initially said it would bid for the games in 2024 after two previous failed attempts, it did not submit an application to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) by last night’s deadline.

The shortlist of contenders released by the IOC this morning include four European cities (Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Paris) and Los Angeles in the US.

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has not publicly discussed its decision not to bid and a spokesman declined to comment to Doha News about the matter.

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Source News: Doha News
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