The federal government of Senegal has launched building of a brand new 50,000-capacity stadium in Diamniadio within the West African nation. Senegalese President Macky Sall who carried out the launch ceremony stated the stadium is destined to stage occasions on the 2022 Youth Olympic Video games.
The West African nation will host the fourth version of the Summer time Youth Video games in its capital Dakar, the brand new metropolis of Diamniadio and the coastal resort of Saly. The stadium shall be positioned a number of hundred metres from the brand new Dakar Area, one other Summa undertaking. It’ll comprise a soccer pitch in keeping with FIFA norms, two coaching areas and an athletics monitor.
The undertaking will value US $258m and Turkish firm Summa is the undertaking contractor. “This future temple of sport will contribute in the direction of making this metropolis of Diamniadio an African and a world reference-point,” stated Mamadou Ndiaye, the President of the Senegalese Nationwide Olympic Committee.
2022 Youth Olympic Video games
Dates for the primary Olympic video games occasion to happen in Africa, have been just lately confirmed as October 22 to November 9. The video games have been initially scheduled to happen in both Could or June however rescheduled as a result of considerations that the dates would conflict with the varsity curriculum.
The selection of Senegal adopted a unanimous vote by the IOC earlier this 12 months in the course of the Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang to award the Youth Video games to the African continent. “It’s time for Africa. Africa is the house of many profitable and distinguished Olympic athletes. And being a continent of youth, it’s only correct to have it host the Olympics,” stated IOC President Thomas Bach.