Not content with a World Cup, the Emir of Qatar has set into motion his plans to host the ceremonial first leg of the 2016 Tour De France. While it's not unprecedented to hold the Grand Depart in a neighboring country, it would be something else to stick it in the Middle East, where, as FIFA seems to only now be learning, they have summers in July.
There seems to be little to stop Qatar from gobbling up all the international sporting events, at least until the Dukhan Field runs dry. But where does it stop? Will we soon have to travel to Doha to watch the European Championships? The Calgary Stampede? The Hayden (Idaho) Little League playoffs?
That being said, if anyone from the ministry of sport is reading, I'd like to pitch Deadspin.qa and our not-cheap services.