India to bid for 2024 Olympic Games, Modi pitches for Ahmedabad: sources
India will bid for the 2024 Olympics with Prime Minister Modi the prime head behind the idea, as per a report in DNA. The city, to surprise of many, is none other than Ahmedabad.
More development over this matter will be discussed when International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach when official of most powerful body in amatuer sports visits India later next month. Though the dates are yet not final, but is understood that this will be the main agenda of their meeting.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it claer that he wants to see India as a Power House in terms of sports and will do everything possible for it.
It is believed that Sports secretary Ajit Mohan Sharan already had a word with the main Officials of the Olympic Association, when he was in Switzerland the previous week and it was he who invited Thomas Bach to meet Narendra Modi over this matter.
Brazil will host the 2016 Olympics and Japan will host the 2020 Olympics and for India to have any chance , the Indian Olympic Association will have to send the name of the Applicant cities to the International Olympic Association by September 15th.
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