General Secretary of the Qatari Olympic Committee Thani Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari signs an agreement after Doha, Qatar, was announced to host the 2023 FINA world aquatics championships Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (Attila Kovacs/MTI via AP)
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Qatar has a "vision and target" of hosting a Summer Olympics and will bid to hold future games, a senior member of the Gulf country's Olympics committee said Monday.Thani Al-Kuwari added that the country would undoubtedly bid to host an Olympics, maybe as early as the 2028 games.Kuwari pointed to the fact that Qatar is busy building facilities which could be used at an Olympics, for such events as the World Athletics Championships in 2019, the football World Cup in 2022 and the 2023 FINA world swimming championships.Qatar, which has come under huge international criticism for alleged corruption and its record on workers rights since being awarded the football World Cup, previously unsuccessfully bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted in Japan.
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