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No Olympics have yet been held in a Muslim country as such. However, the 1984 Winter Olympiad was held in Sarajevo, capital of what was then the Yugoslavian province of Bosnia & Herzegovina and a largely Muslim city. When Bosnia & Herzegovina declared independence in 1992, the country and city had one of the largest Muslim populations (the Bosniaks) in Europe. Today, the majority of Sarajevo's population, 45%, is counted as Muslim. Muslim countries that have vied for an Olympics include Turkey, Qatar, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, and Pakistan

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No. The Middle East, The Subcontinent of Asia, and The Caribbean are amongst several major geographic regions that have yet to host the Olympic Games.

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