The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) president PT Usha confirmed India’s formal dialogue with the Future Host Fee of the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) on internet hosting the 2036 Olympics on Sunday, February 4.
Primer Minister Narendra Modi introduced India’s plans to host the 2036 Summer time Olympics video games throughout his speech on the IOC Session in Mumbai on October 14, 2023. However that is the primary time IOA has confirmed official talks with the choice fee.
“The IOA is in lively dialogue with the Future Host Fee of the IOC concerning internet hosting the 2030 Youth Olympics and the 2036 Olympic Video games in India as per the imaginative and prescient of the Honourable Prime Minister,” PT Usha mentioned in an IOA assertion on Sunday.
It is as much as IOA to declare India’s curiosity in internet hosting the Olympic Video games whereas the federal government gives monetary backing to construct the required infrastructure. After India’s record-shattering efficiency on the 2023 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, the legendary Indian athlete mentioned that the nation ought to bid for the 2036 Olympics.
It will likely be a historic achievement for the PT Usha-led IOA if India succeeds in successful Olympic internet hosting rights. For the reason that opening version of the Olympic Video games in Athens in 1896, solely 4 Asian cities Tokyo (1964 and 2020), Seoul (1988), and Beijing (2008) have hosted the Summer time Olympic Video games.
Paris is internet hosting the upcoming 2024 Olympics whereas Los Angeles is chosen to prepare the 2028 version of the most important and most prestigious multi-sport occasions.
Nevertheless, after a string of controversies across the internet hosting course of, the IOC fashioned a Future Host Fee to pick out the host metropolis. In 2021, the Future Host Fee introduced Australia’s Brisbane as a internet hosting metropolis for the 2032 Olympics and is reportedly having dialogues with potential cities focused on internet hosting the 2036 Video games.