DAEGU: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) met in South Korea to examine Qatar’s possible candidacy for the 2020 Olympics, which is reliant on a request to push the Games back because of hot summer weather. Already chosen as hosts of the football World Cup in 2022, the Gulf state has requested to host the Olympics at the end of October and start of November instead of in the traditional window between July 15 and August 31. Four cities have already submitted bids to host the 2020 Games - Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2011.
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