The chances of Lima, capital of Peru holding the Olympics 2024 has dimmed and the possible alternatives could be Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha.
A source in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said, “Lima's fate as the location for a meeting that will choose the 2024 Olympic Games hosts is expected to be decided on Wednesday. ”
The source added that, “Possible alternatives to Lima were Doha, Abu Dhabi or Dubai”.
Earlier, the IOC had looked set to decide on Friday whether to keep the flood-hit Peruvian capital for September's vote, but a conference call of the IOC Executive Board was cancelled.
In addition to this, Paris and Los Angeles are also vying for the right to host the Olympic 2024 Games.
Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima last month and with the difficulties faced by Peruvian authorities the crucial IOC congress on September 13 to decide the winner "seems very threatened", said another IOC source.
The IOC will consider the report of Spanish Olympic Committee president Alejandro Blanco, who carried out an evaluation with local authorities in Peru while deciding the fate of Lima.
In addition to this, several other IOC sources believe that the 130th IOC session in Lima may not go ahead because of problems between Peru's national Olympic committee and the government as well as organisational hold-ups and the fallout from the recent floods.