Friday, October 26, 2007

Doha 2016

Well, we all knew it was coming....after their success with the Asian Games last year, Doha has now officially bid on being the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games. This week banners went up on the larger streets announcing Doha's plans to bid on the Games. Yesterday, they held a public launch ceremony on the Corniche. Shane and I have discussed this and wondered if having the games in Doha is really a good idea. The Summer Games are usually held in, well, the summer - when the weather here is unbearable. They have the Aspire Dome, which is a very large, indoor sports facility where most of the events were held for the Asian Games. In today's paper is an article about Doha is building the first ever underground stadium! Still, there are some events you can't host indoors...

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