The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will want a ”couple of extra days” to resolve on making a proper bid for internet hosting the World Athletics Championships in 2027, stated its president Adille Sumariwalla on Saturday.
Whereas the latest version of the Worlds was held in Budapest, Hungary, the following championships will likely be held in Japan in 2025 with India within the fray to make a proper bid for internet hosting the occasion.
”We have now not made a proper bid,” Sumariwalla advised PTI throughout an occasion organised by the AFI and the World Athletics (WA).
”We’re discussing that internally and within the subsequent couple of days, we are going to finalise that,” Sumariwalla added.
With India additionally getting ready to make a proper bid to host the 2036 Olympics, WA president and Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Sebastian Coe, stated he would like to see the Video games coming to India. ”I might like to see the Olympic Video games coming to India,” Coe advised PTI.
”For very apparent causes, partly private and partly acquainted causes however India is an incredible nation and I believe the event of the video games can be improbable. I believe all people recognises that. However that’s for the Worldwide Olympic Committee to resolve,” he stated.
Coe advised the media that India is essential for the event of athletics and needs the nation to host world occasions.
”It is extremely vital that the nations which have the flexibility, the economics, the political will and the sporting ardour to stage occasions. You’d be shocked, because the president of World Athletics, if I didn’t wish to stage one of many occasions,” he stated.
”I’m not right here to promote different sports activities, I’m right here to advertise athletics and I additionally wish to see India stage as a lot of our occasions as attainable. That is vital for us. You have got one of many largest populations on this planet and you’ve got a really sturdy financial system,” stated Coe.
”You have got a inhabitants whose imply age is 28. There are some extraordinarily fashionable belongings that come collectively (which) the world sports activities have a look at. This can be a place that is essential not simply personally however for the event of athletics too,” Coe stated.