PM Narendra Modi confirms India to bid for 2036 Olympics

Ajay GandharAjay Gandhar
October 14 2023
PM Narendra Modi confirms India to bid for 2036 Olympics
(Courtesy : Deccan Herald)

The Prime Minister also revealed intentions to bid for the 2029 Youth Olympics as well.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed on Saturday (October 14) that India will bid to host the 2036 Olympics, marking a historic milestone for the country. If successful, India would become only the fourth Asian nation to host the Games.

Modi made the long-anticipated announcement during the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, held at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai. The decision comes after months of speculation and hints from members of his government, highlighting the significance of this aspiration to India’s 1.4 billion people.

“The dream and aspiration of India’s 1.4 billion people is to host the 2036 Olympics,” declared Prime Minister Modi, emphasizing the nation’s unwavering commitment to realizing this ambition. “India will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to organize the 2036 Olympics.”

While the Indian Prime Minister did not specify which city would submit the bid, media reports have suggested that Ahmedabad, the capital of his home state of Gujarat, is the frontrunner for this prestigious opportunity. If selected, this would be a significant honor for both the city and the entire nation.

In his address to the IOC, Prime Minister Modi expressed India’s eagerness to host the Youth Olympics, stating, “We are willing to host the 2029 Youth Olympics, and I am sure India will get constant support from the IOC.” This commitment underscores India’s dedication to promoting and developing sports, especially among its youth.

PM Modi also highlighted the profound importance of sports in India’s cultural heritage. “There are hardly any festivals in the country which do not have sports associated with them,” he remarked. He stressed that sports possess a universal spirit that transcends boundaries and promotes unity among individuals.

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“The spirit of sports is universal,” Modi continued, “There are no losers — there are only winners and learners in sports. Sports empower humanity. Whoever breaks records, everyone welcomes it.”

This bold declaration to host 2036 Olympics by Prime Minister Narendra Modi signals India’s unwavering commitment to becoming a global hub for sports and showcasing the nation’s enthusiasm for hosting major international events. With the possibility of India hosting the 2036 Summer Olympics, the nation eagerly awaits the next steps in this remarkable journey towards achieving the dreams of its 1.4 billion citizens.

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