“India’s Grand Aspiration to host Olympic 2036
Modi stated, “Indians are not just sports lovers, but we also live it.” He pledged that India would spare no effort in preparing for a successful host in 2036 and expressed confidence that India would receive support from the IOC.
Although the specific city or region for the bid wasn’t mentioned, Ahmedabad, home to the world’s largest stadium with a capacity of 132,000 and named after Modi, is a likely contender as the main host city.
India faces competition from other nations like Indonesia, Mexico, and Poland, all of which have shown interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics. The IOC has not yet established a clear timeline for awarding the hosting rights for the 2036 Games.
The 2036 Summer Games Is the next available edition after Paris in 2024, Los Angeles in 2028, and Brisbane in 2032.
Modi also expressed interest in India bidding to host the Youth Olympics in 2029, emphasizing that sports are about more than just winning medals; they’re about winning hearts. This announcement reflects India’s aspiration to become a major player on the global sports stage.
“Interest in Hosting 2036 Olympics Raises Concerns About Ethics and Rules”
Indonesia, Mexico, and Poland have shown interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics. However, there have been concerns about government restrictions affecting athletes’ participation in international sports. For instance, Poland’s decision to not allow Russian athletes in the European Games caused some issues. Indonesia also faced an issue when it refused to host the Israeli team for the men’s Under-20 World Cup.
At a meeting in Mumbai, former Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who chairs the IOC panel that talks with potential hosts, emphasized the importance of respecting the Charter. She stated that any breach of these rules should be considered when deciding on host cities.
It’s crucial for all Interested parties and preferred hosts to follow the IOC’s code of ethics and conduct. Indonesian football federation president Erick Thohir, who is an IOC member, was absent from the meeting. This situation highlights the need for countries aspiring to host the Olympics to uphold ethical standards and principles.
Behind the door process:-
The decision on who will host the 2036 Olympic won’t be made until around 2026 or 2027. This process is different from before, as there won’t be public campaigns and a big vote to decide the host city. Instead, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is changing how they choose the host.
The former president of Croatia, Grabar-Kitarovic, mentioned that there are more than ten places interested in hosting the Olympics in 2036. It’s not clear if this includes both the Summer and Winter Olympics or just the Summer Games.
In the past, the IOC would have a list of cities that wanted to host the Olympics, and IOC members would vote to decide the winner. Now, they are doing things differently. Potential host cities work with the IOC behind the scenes, and the IOC helps the preferred candidate develop their plans.
This new way of choosing hosts was first used for the year 2032, and Brisbane was selected to host. The IOC members basically approved the recommendation made by their executive board, led by the president at the time, Thomas Bach.
Grabar-Kitarovic also mentioned that the decision for the year 2036 should happen under new leadership at the IOC because Thomas Bach’s term as president is ending in 2025. Some IOC members even asked if he could stay on for four more years until 2029, but that would require changing the rules, and this decision might be made in July just before the 2024 Paris Olympics.
In essence, the way cities are chosen to host the Olympics is changing. Instead of a public vote, the IOC is working more closely with potential host cities to help them prepare, and the final decision will come a few years from now. Additionally, there might be a change in leadership at the IOC, and there’s a possibility that the current president could stay on for a bit longer, pending a rule change.
Conclusion of a journey of unity and passion
In conclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of India’s bid to host the 2036 Olympics and Paralympic Games marks a significant moment in the country’s sporting history. With a deep passion for sports and a pledge to spare no effort in preparation, India’s aspiration to host the Olympics reflects its commitment to becoming a major player on the global sports stage. While the specific host city remains to be determined, India faces competition from other nations, and the IOC’s changing approach to selecting host cities adds a new dimension to the bidding process. As India’s journey toward hosting the 2036 Olympics unfolds, it exemplifies the power of sports to unite nations and inspire hearts worldwide.