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Istanbul launches bid to host 2036 Summer Olympics

Turkey would be first Muslim-majority nation to hold the event

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu attends an event with athletes set to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo courtesy of the mayor's office)

ISTANBUL -- Istanbul announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2036 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, in an attempt to become the first Muslim-majority nation to hold the quadrennial event.

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