International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach: the body is set to vote on a plan to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time. File photo: AFP

Nigeria has presented Abuja as one of three Afrian cities interested in hosting the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics Games (YOG).

Tunisia and Senegal are the two other African countries in contention.

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The Nigerian capital was presented at the Sport Accord Summit on Monday in Bangkok.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted in favour of a proposal to “proactively” seek an African host of the event at their Session in Pyeongchang in February.

IOC President Thomas Bach said afterwards that he hoped the event could pave the way towards a Summer Olympic Games in Africa in either 2032 or 2036.

“We had three working sessions, which were video conferences, with [Tunis in] Tunisia, with Senegal and with Abuja in Nigeria,” Christophe Dubi, the IOC executive director for the Olympic Games, told insidethegames during the ongoing SportAccord Summit.