South Africa has Olympic dreams

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The president of South Africa's Olympic
committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024

A day after the World Cup final, Gideon Sam said Monday the
committee will consult with the government on the possibility of
trying to host the first Olympics in Africa.

Sam said it was up to the government, the Olympic committee and
the sporting community whether to submit a bid.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has said
a bid from South Africa would be welcomed. He said the country's
hosting of Africa's first soccer World Cup was an "outstanding

Cape Town bid unsuccessfully for the 2004 Olympics.

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