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World News October 16, 2023

India wants to host the 2036 Olympics, PM Modi says

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s aspiration to host the 2036 Olympic Games at the IOC session in Mumbai. He expressed strong determination to make this dream a reality with the support of the IOC. Modi emphasized the broader value of sports in promoting peace and unity.

India’s athletes performed well in the Tokyo 2021 Games, securing one gold, two silver, and four bronze medals with the largest delegation ever sent by the country.

Modi also expressed India’s interest in hosting the 2029 Youth Olympics, anticipating ongoing support from the IOC.

Cricket, immensely popular in India, is likely to be featured in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. This decision was made by the IOC executive board, recognizing cricket’s global appeal.

Modi emphasized India’s readiness to host major global events, citing their capacity, logistics, and infrastructure.

Source – CGTN

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