India is nurturing ambitious Olympic plans. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that India is keen to bid for the 2036 and 2040 Olympic Games. However, there will be other bidders too.
The IOC had recently announced that the Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics.
After Brisbane, several other nations like India, Indonesia, Germany and Qatar had expressed an interest to host the showpiece event, Bach said in a report in the Wall Street Journal.
“And this is just the ones which come to my mind. So we are really in a very good long-term position,” WSJ has quoted Bach as saying.
Meanwhile, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta had reportedly said that they were interested in hosting the mega event. “In a meeting of an IOC Commission via video conference before Tokyo Olympics, IOA had expressed interest in hosting Olympics in 2036 and beyond,” Mehta had said.
Earlier in March this year, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said they would make every effort and upgrade the sporting infrastructure to bid for the 2048 Games.
India, which last hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, has also expressed interest in staging the 2030 Asian Games and the 2026 Youth Olympic Games.
However, the 2030 and 2034 Asian Games were awarded to Qatar and Riyadh, respectively, in December.