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IOC Session: President Thomas Bach thanks Nita Ambani for ‘overwhelming hospitality’ on final day

Nita Ambani (R) with IOC president Thomas Bach (L).

Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach thanked Reliance Basis Chairperson Nita Ambani for her “overwhelming hospitality” throughout the 141st IOC Annual Session on Tuesday.

The high-profile occasion, through which a variety of key selections had been taken together with the reintroduction of cricket to the Summer season Olympics, got here to a conclusion on Tuesday and Bach’s feedback got here in the direction of the conclusion of the third and remaining day.

“I’d prefer to thank our most gracious host Nita Ambani in whose premises we’re right here. However she has not solely provided us the doorways of her premises, she has opened all her coronary heart and hospitality and friendliness to all of us each second throughout out keep.

“So, heartfelt thanks to you and all your team for this really overwhelming hospitality and for all the efficient services you have delivered to us and to make it possible that this IOC Session could become such a great success. Thank you very much,” the Olympic gold-winning former fencer stated on Tuesday.

The IOC Session, which returned to India after 4 a long time, happened in Mumbai’s Jio World Centre between 15 to 17 October.

Apart from Ambani, Bach additionally thanked the military of volunteers who oversaw the sleek functioning of the occasion.

The IOC took the important thing determination of formally approving the inclusion of cricket together with 4 different sports activities — baseball/softball, lacrosse (sixes), flag soccer and squash — within the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

Cricket, thus can be returning to the world’s greatest sporting occasion after greater than a century with the one fixture in Olympic historical past having taken place between Nice Britain and France within the 1900 Paris Video games. Britain defeated France in that match by 158 runs to win gold.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally introduced India’s bid to host the thirty sixth Summer season Olympics in 2036. IOC chief Bach, although, later added {that a} determination on that matter isn’t more likely to be taken till 2026 or 2027. Ought to India bag the rights, Ahmedabad is more likely to be picked because the host metropolis.

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