Dubai, Abu Dhabi, potential venues for Olympic 2024?

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”.

There is probability of organising of Olympics-2024 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha.
There is probability of organising of Olympics-2024 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha. Photo courtesy: new vision

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.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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