NEW DELHI, Dec 28 (Reuters) – India is “critically” thinking of a bid to host the 2036 Olympic Online games, sports minister Anurag Thakur explained.
The world’s next-most populous nation has formerly hosted the Asian Video games and the Commonwealth Online games, and Thakur told the Situations of India newspaper it was the “proper time” to host the Olympics.
“If India is generating news in each individual sector, from producing to companies, then why not in the industry of sports?
“India is searching pretty very seriously at bidding for the 2036 Olympics,” Thakur additional.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it was in preliminary conversations with 10 towns but has not uncovered a timeframe for when it designs to award the 2036 version.
Paris, Los Angeles and Brisbane host the subsequent 3 Games.
Amongst likely rivals for the Games are Indonesia and South Korea, as properly as Qatar, which hosted this year’s FIFA Earth Cup. Germany is thinking about no matter if to start one more Olympic bid despite solid domestic opposition.
Thakur claimed his authorities would consult with the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) and put together a roadmap in advance of the IOC session in Mumbai future 12 months.
“The IOC session is a prestigious celebration for India and what ever actions have to be taken to bid along with the IOA, the authorities will help them. It has to be a joint preparing.”
New Delhi hosted the Asian Online games in 1951 and 1982 and the Commonwealth Game titles in 2010. Thakur prompt Key Minister Narendra Modi’s property state of Gujarat would be introduced as a potential Olympic location.
“Gujarat has various times expressed fascination in web hosting the Olympics,” he stated. “They have the infrastructure … It is really also portion of the point out government’s manifesto to host the Olympics in Gujarat.”
Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi editing by Peter Rutherford
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