Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city of Nairobi will make a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, hoping it will be the first Olympics to be contested on African soil.
The IOC will pick a host city for the 2024 Games in 2017, but major cities like Paris, Rome, Berlin, and New York are all considering making bids for the 2024 Olympics.
The State House of Kenya released at statement saying, "Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, speaking at the Kenya National House today, announced that the Republic of Kenya will be starting the process of pitching to host the Games of the 33rd Olympiad in 2024. If successful, these games will be the first ever held in Africa."
There have only been two bids from African countries for the Olympic Games. Cairo, Egypt made a bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but did not become a candidate city and Cape Town, South Africa was a candidate city for the 2004 Summer Olympics, but finished third in voting behind Rome and eventual winner, Athens.