South Africa’s Durban Eyeing 2020 Olympics

South Africa's Durban Eyeing 2020 OlympicsPretoria, Sep 9. -After successfully holding the World Soccer Cup, South Africa now eyes the Olympic Games, and the city of Durban has emerged as the only candidate from this country bidding for the summer event in 2020.

According to BUA News, government is expected to meet with the city´s officials next month to decide if a formal bid is to be submitted.

Bids from interested cities will only be submitted next July to the International Olympic Committee, the South African news agency indicates.

South Africa´s Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) did invite three other cities, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth to bid for the prestigious event.

Should Durban make an official bid, competition will possibly come from Rome, Tokyo, Istanbul and Dubai, BUA News says.

The winner to host the 2020 Olympics will be announced in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Prensa Latina)