The International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted Senegal’s capital Dakar the rights to host the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. It will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent.
In his statement, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, recently declared “It is time for Africa – the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes. Africa is a continent of youth. That is why we want to take the Youth Olympic Games 2022 to Africa and to Senegal”.
He also added “They have offered a project based on a strong vision for youth and sport. There are many opportunities, and we will endeavour to deliver together, as part of a strong partnership, a visionary, responsible and inspiring Youth Games”.
The decision to award Senegal the rights to host the 4th edition of the Youth Olympics took place during its ongoing 3rd edition, which runs from October 6 to 18 in Argentina.
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation congratulates the National Olympic Committee of Senegal to be the host country for this important Olympic event, and wishes them more success, progress and prosperity.