We shall get a confirmation about Senegal hosting the Olympic Games 2022, as per the discussions carried out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and their Executive Board. Well, it was one of the four nations that were on the radar after IOC agreed to consider one African country for hosting the game.
SportsUpdate: Senegal is all set to Host the Youth Olympic Games 2022!
Others like Nigeria, Botswana, Tunisia were also interested to get into Evaluation and submitted with two bidders prior to the IOC Session.
Yet, in the end, the Executive Board decided that they are ready only with Senegal and also it’s the only country with better potential. There will be a voting that will be done in Argentina which will be just for a formality, to show all the rubber-stamping job done.
The three bidding centers set up in Senegal were – a city of Diamniadio, the capital city Dakar, and the final resort being the coast area of Saly.
This is going to be one of a kind of experience for the African people, with such a huge game like the Olympics going to be held at their place.
The President of IOC Thomas Bach said,
“It’s time of Africa, a place that has given us many talented and famous Olympic Athletes”. He also adds that Africa is the continent of Youth, and this is the main reason for bringing the Youth Olympics 2022 to Africa and Senegal.
The players will be provided with many opportunities where they can excel, and should always keep in mind the visions and responsibilities they have as an Olympic player. It was during the PyeongChang session conducted in February when the IOC unanimously agreed to gift the game to the African continent.
IOC has entrusted the responsibilities to the four parties Botswana, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Senegal to work for the event. All the four parties have agreed with the decision, and ready to provide a strong support to make it a Grand Success for the country!
We are awaiting for the match to be hosted in Africa! Any plans of watching it live? What do you think about this IOC’s decision?