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India intends to bid for summer Olympics in 2036: Anurag Thakur 

India has been planning to bid for the Olympic Games in 2036. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that a roadmap is to be tabled before the full members of the IOC during the IOC conference to be held in Mumbai in September 2023.

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New Delhi: India has been planning to bid for the Olympic Games in 2036. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that a roadmap is to be tabled before the full members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC conference to be held in Mumbai in September 2023.

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Thakur said the government is ready to support the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) bid for hosting the Olympic Games in India for the first time. It is expected that Gujarat’s Ahmedabad will be the ‘host city’ because world-class sporting facilities and infrastructure are available there.

The Union Minister said that with India having previously hosted the 1982 Asian Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the first Asian Games were also held in Delhi in 1951. It was the brainchild of the first PM of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Hosting the Summer Olympics is the next destination for India.

“If India can host the G20 Presidency, I hope the government will pursue a bid to host the Olympics alongside the IOA.” “The slots are booked till 2032, so we have a chance to win the bid for the 2036 Olympics, and India is ready to bid for the Olympics,” Thakur said.

Thakur went on to say that India is fully prepared to host the summer Olympics. India has been doing its best to promote sports. He further added that we are ready to host the Olympics in a big way, and this is the perfect time to host. India has been going forward in all sectors; why not in sports? India is serious about hosting the Olympics in 2036.

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