Why are we still watching the Olympics?
The IOC announced in September that it would hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Persian Gulf, after the host nation, Qatar, opted to move the event to the United Arab Emirates.
The move came after the 2022 Summer Games in South Africa, where South Africa had hosted the games.
In October, Qatar had said it would relocate the Winter Games to the Arabian Gulf.
The IOC said it will be held in the Gulf on the island of Qatar in 2022, but did not give a specific date.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the 2022 event would be held “in the context of the long-term strategic plans and plans of the IOC and the Government of Qatar.”
Qatar has been a host for the Summer Games since 1972, but the Winter Olympics have never taken place in the country, due to concerns about security.
The IOC has repeatedly said that hosting the Olympics in Qatar was a matter of national security.
The 2022 Winter Games will feature a new field hockey arena, new stadium and new swimming pools.
Qatar has also said it intends to host a soccer tournament in 2022.