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Prime Minister Modi Makes Pitch to Host 2036 Olympics

By Akanksha - October 15, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 17, 2023 12:17 PM
Prime Minister Modi Makes Pitch to Host 2036 Olympics

India will "leave no stone unturned in our efforts" to organize the Summer Games in 2036, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced here on Saturday, formally expressing his nation's interest in hosting the Olympics.

Days after India's competitors returned from the Asian Games with their best-ever haul—more than 100 medals for the first time ever—Modi made his statement.

Prime Minister Modi Makes Pitch to Host 2036 Olympics

A few days after India finished its Asian Games campaign with a historic 107 medals, PM Narendra Modi said on Saturday that India will submit a proposal to host the 2036 Olympic Games, hoping to attract the largest athletic spectacle in the world to the nation.

The most populous country in the world will submit a proposal to host the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.

Modi stated that hosting the event is "the age-old dream" for India while speaking at the IOC session's opening ceremony on Saturday in Mumbai.

"With your help, we wish to realize this goal. I have no doubt that the IOC will continue to help India.

Modi did not specify a city or area, but Ahmedabad, which bears the name of the Indian Prime Minister and has the largest stadium in the world with a capacity of 132,000, would be a logical contender as the major host city for the nation's bid.

The 2036 Olympics had previously received formal interest from Indonesia and Mexico, and this month Poland's President Andrzej Duda informed the IOC of his country's desire to host the competition.

The IOC has not specified a specific date for when hosting rights for the 2036 Games would be granted.

The next Summer Olympics will be held in 2036; Paris will host in 2024; Los Angeles will host in 2028; and Brisbane will host in 2032.India will think about submitting a proposal to host the Youth Olympics in 2029, Modi also informed the IOC.

"Sport is not just about winning medals, but also winning hearts," he remarked.

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