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With the rights to host the Olympics in 2024, 2028 and 2032 awarded to Paris, Los Angeles and Brisbane respectively, India has expressed interest in bringing the 2036 edition of the athletic spectacle to the sub-continental shores.

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India Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra presented a multi-city bid for events centered around the city of Ahmedabad as its focal point.

And a few months ago, the Advocate General of Gujarat informed the court that preparations for a simultaneous bid for the 2036 event were underway and that the Olympic Committee would visit the country for evaluation in the year 2025.

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As world nations and sports federations continue to distance Russia from sporting events in the face of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the country has offered to help India’s effort to host the prestigious quadrennial event if the International Olympic Committee supports Is.

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Despite no concrete steps being taken so far, India have consistently expressed their intent and interest in bringing home the final sporting spectacle.

Russia’s Sports Minister Oleg Matisin, who is leading the country’s delegation to the Convention Against Doping in Professional Sports, being held in New Delhi, mentioned that he is happy that India has shown interest and that the country’s experts will be happy to assist him. . Organized the world’s largest sporting event.

“If a dream like hosting the Olympic Games comes true, it will be another criterion for the country’s steady development,” Matisin said.

“We are always open to dialogue and ready to share our experience hosting the Olympic Games, and we have done so many times, so if a decision is taken, Russian experts will be involved in organizing the Olympic Games in India. Will be happy to help, Matisin is quoted as saying.

Matytsin also proposed a friendly football game between the Russian and Indian teams if the subcontinental nation is interested in the same.

The Sports Minister of Russia met Anurag Thakur, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and discussed possible areas of cooperation and exchange of expertise.

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The committee that selects the host city determines the best possible venue for the event between 2025 and 2029 and is headed by former Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Russia also showed interest in hosting the 2036 edition, but was pulled out after their invasion of Ukraine.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was reportedly in talks with the IOC to bring the Olympics back to Britain, along with other countries such as Turkey (Istanbul), Qatar (Doha), Indonesia (Jakarta) and Egypt (Cairo).

A possible joint bid from Germany (Berlin) and Israel (Tel Aviv) also seems on the cards.

This will be India’s third attempt to bring home the quadrennial event after submitting unsuccessful bids to host the 2024 edition and the 2032 edition.

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