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NEW DELHI: PM Modi has confirmed that India will bid to host the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai on October 14, Modi said hosting the event is ‘the age-old dream’ for India.
“Indians are not just sports lovers, but we also live it,” Modi said. | “India will leave no stone unturned in the preparation for the successful organization of the Olympics in 2036 – this is the dream of the 140 crore (1.4 billion) Indians.”
“We want to realize this dream with your support. I am sure India will get constant support from IOC.”
A city or region wasn’t specified by Modi but Ahmedabad, which boasts of the largest stadium in the world with a capacity of 132,000 seems to be the main contender as the main host city for the country’s bid.
Indonesia and Mexico have previously expressed official interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics, and last month Poland’s President Andrzej Duda told the IOC it wants to stage the Games.