British Sports Minister Encourages African Bid for 2024 Olympics

By Community | August 5, 2012

African nations should bid for the 2024 Olympics acording to Britain’s Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson.

Robertson told Reuters: “I am a firm believer that the Olympics should not just be restricted to western Europe, to the Americas, to the prosperous nations of the Far East. That’s one of the most exciting things about Rio (host city of the 2016 Games). And I would very much like to see the Olympics in future years go to the continent of Africa.

“I very much hope that African nations will bid (for) 2024. I think it is really good for the Olympics to be spread out around the world, that the Olympic values should travel as far as possible. I would absolutely like to see that happen on the continent of Africa.”