PM Modi confirms India will bid to host 2036 Summer Olympics

In a ground-breaking announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed India’s ambitious aspiration to host the 2036 Summer Olympics

In a ground-breaking announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed India’s ambitious aspiration to host the 2036 Summer Olympics. Addressing the 141st session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),Modi conveyed the nation’s excitement to host the global sports spectacle and pledged a dedicated commitment to turn this dream into a reality. If India’s bid would be successful then it will make India the fourth country in Asia to host the grand event.

Modi also emphasized India’s dedication to organizing the event, echoing the dreams and aspirations of its 1.4 billion citizens.“India eagerly anticipates hosting the Olympics and the country will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to organise the 2036 Olympics. It’s a dream and aspiration of 140 crore Indians,” Mr. Modi said.

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The Prime Minister talked about the strong link between sports and Indian culture, saying that sports are a crucial part of life. He mentioned various sports programs in India, including Khelo India Games, Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India Winter Games, and the upcoming Khelo India Para Games.In his address, Modi delved into India’s rich sporting legacy, dating back thousands of years. He emphasized the cultural importance of sports during various historical periods, from the Indus Valley civilization to the Vedic era, quoting scriptures that documented proficiency in 64 genres, including horse riding, swimming, archery, and wrestling.

“There are no losers in sports, only the winners and learners. The language and spirit of sports are universal. Sports is not mere competition. Sports gives humanity an opportunity to expand,” the PM said. “That is why records are celebrated globally. Sports also strengthen the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: One Earth, One Family, One Future,” he added.

The session was officially declared open by Prime Minister Modi, with the presence of IOC president Thomas Bach and member Nita Mukesh Ambani, marking a significant moment in India’s sporting history.