Islam and the Olympics: seeking a host city in the Muslim world

K. Randeree

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Awarding the Olympic Games to a host city in the Muslim world would send a clear indication from member nations of the International Olympic Committee of a desire by the international community to engage with Muslim nations on a level that transcends sport. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to answer the question: will a city in the Muslim world ever become host to the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, and, if so, which is most likely to receive it, when and why?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-226
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Islam
  • Muslim
  • Olympic Games
  • Mega events
  • International Olympic Committee
  • Organization of Islamic Conference,
  • Sporting events
  • Political science


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