Official: Doha not trying to buy 2020 Games

AP, Wednesday 14 Mar 2012

The chief executive of Doha’s bid for the 2020 Olympics says oil-rich Qatar isn’t trying to “buy the games” and instead wants to bolster sports in the Middle East

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Noora al-Mannai heard those allegations following claims the Gulf nation’s winning bid for the 2022 World Cup was tainted by corruption. But she said Wednesday that wouldn’t affect whether Doha becomes the first country in the Middle East to host the Olympics.

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee will vote in May whether to trim the short list. The winning city will be announced in September 2013 from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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