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IOC Session: PM Narendra Modi confirms India’s bid to host 2036 Olympics, says nation will leave ‘no stone unturned’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the opening ceremony of the IOC Session on the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre at Jio World Centre in Mumbai. Picture: Screenshot/YouTube

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday confirmed India’s bid for the 2036 Summer time Olympics, saying the nation would “leave no stone unturned” in bringing the world’s largest sporting occasion to its yard.

PM Modi made the remarks throughout his speech on the eve of the 141st Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) Annual Session in Mumbai’s Jio World Centre.

“India could be very excited to organise an Olympics. India will go away no stone unturned in our efforts to organise the 2036 Olympics. It’s a dream of 140 crore Indians. With the help of IOC, we’d need to fulfil this dream.

“Sports is not just for winning medals but it is also the best way to win hearts. It not only gives rise to champions but also promotes peace,” Modi stated in the course of the occasion, through which he declared the IOC Session open.

It’s not simply the thirty sixth Summer time Olympics that India is fascinated with internet hosting; Modi additionally confirmed the nation’s curiosity in internet hosting the Youth Olympics later this decade.

“We are willing to host the 2029 Youth Olympics, I am sure India will get constant support from IOC,” added Modi, who was current on the venue together with IOC president Thomas Bach in addition to Reliance Basis founder chairperson Nita Ambani.

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The IOC Session takes place in India for the primary time in 4 many years, with New Delhi having final hosted the high-profile assembly in 1983.

The final time India had hosted a high-profile multi-sporting occasion was the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 through which an England facet that includes future superstars Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi would go on to be topped champions after beating Spain within the ultimate.

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Earlier than that, India had hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Video games in New Delhi. India achieved their best-ever efficiency on the CWG in that version with a second-place end forward of conventional powerhouse England, profitable 101 medals.

The following version of the Summer time Olympics takes place in Paris subsequent 12 months. Los Angeles hosts the thirty fourth Video games in 2028, making it solely the third metropolis after London and Paris to host the premier sporting occasion thrice.

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Australia’s Brisbane received the bidding rights for the 2032 Video games, marking the return of the Video games to Australia after three many years with Sydney having hosted the 2000 Video games.

Ought to India win the internet hosting rights for the 2036 Video games, Gujarat’s Ahmedabad is prone to be chosen because the host metropolis.

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