India ‘seriously’ considering bid for 2036 Olympic Games: sports minister


India’s sports minister, Anurag Thakur, stated that the country is seriously considering making a bid to host the Olympic Games in 2036.

Thakur told the Times of India newspaper that it was the “right time” to host the Olympics. The nation with the second most people in the world has previously hosted the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

“Why not sports? If India is making news in every industry, from manufacturing to services, why not sports? India is looking intensely at offering for the 2036 Olympics,” Thakur added.

Although it has stated that it is in preliminary discussions with ten cities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has not specified when it intends to award the 2036 edition.

The next three Games will be held in Brisbane, Los Angeles, and Paris.

Among expected opponents for the Games are Indonesia and South Korea, as well as Qatar, which facilitated the current year’s FIFA World Cup.

Germany is thinking about whether to send off one more Olympic bid regardless areas of strength for of resistance.

Before the IOC session in Mumbai next year, Thakur stated that his government would consult the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and create a plan.

The IOC session is a prestigious event for India, and the government will support any efforts to bid alongside the IOA. It must be prepared jointly.

New Delhi facilitated the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982 and the District Games in 2010.

Thakur suggested that Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would be presented as an Olympic venue.

He stated, “Gujarat has expressed interest in hosting the Olympics several times.” They have the infrastructure; additionally, it is a component of the state government’s plan to host the Olympics in Gujarat.

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