Commonwealth Games

Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

Other than Antarctica, only one continent on the planet has never hosted an Olympic Games: Africa. Finally, though, that could be about to change.

But there'll be a step to take before that happens: hosting the much smaller Youth Olympic Games in 2022.

IOC President Thomas Bach says a "mini-Olympic event" will be held on the continent, though a specific country has not been selected. The move could signal the possibility of an eventual Olympics in Africa.

Tempering the IOC's optimism, though, is the reality that the continent's not quite ready.

"This was exactly one of the reasons why we initiated this project with the Youth Olympic...

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