Dubai in line to bid for 2020 Olympics

Dubai: Keeping in mind the city`s magnificent sporting infrastructure, Dubai is seriously thinking of bidding for 2020 Olympics, UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said.

The Dubai ruler praised the city`s sporting infrastructure during SportAccord, the world`s largest sports convention here yesterday.

Claiming that Dubai has "a lot to offer" to the Olympic movement, Sheikh said he will continue to assess "the costs and benefits" of the bid.

Sheikh, however, said that Dubai will bid for the 2020 Olympics only if he is sure of winning it.

"We would not take such a step unless we are quite serious about it," he said.

Sheikh admitted the fact that though Dubai has hosted international events before, it was not on such a large scale.

Bureau Report

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