Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

South Africa hosting Olympics was among the last wishes of great leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who left this world on Thursday after prolonged illness, expressed his desire to Sam Ramsamy.

Sam Ramsamy, South African International Olympic Committee respresentative added that it is not the time to be mourning, but the world should celebrate the achievements of Nelson Mandela. South Africa hosted FIFA World Cup in year 2010 and Nelson Mandela was among the biggest supporters of the game in the country.

Cape Town was among the contenders to host Olympics in year 2004. Hosting major gaming events help in development of the region and also offer monetary benefits to the local business. Mandela considered sports as uniting factor among nations. He felt that sport can reach more people compared to any other medium.

Mandela was part of the delegation which went to Zurich to campaign for FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


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