India will bid for 2036 Olympics

India will bid for 2036 Olympics

News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi signaled India's intentions to host the Olympic Games in 2036 when he addressed the opening ceremony of the historic International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai.

What are the rules about hosting city for Olympics?
• Bidding: National Olympic Committees select cities within their territories to bid for hosting the Olympic Games, with the Paralympic Games automatically included in the bid. The application to host the Games is made by the chief authority of the city, with the support of the national government.
• Selection: The host for future Olympic Games is chosen by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during their Session. through a majority vote by secret ballot, with each active member having one vote.
• Elimination: In case of no majority in the first round, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, with further rounds if needed.
• Selection Process: Behind-the-scenes negotiations now determine hosts, as seen in Brisbane’s selection for the 2032 Olympics.
• 2036 Host: The 2036 host will be chosen not before 2026 or 2027.

Significance of Hosting the Olympics for India:
• Hosting the Olympics serves as a soft-power tool, as seen in post-World War Europe, post-apartheid South Africa, and Brazil.
• India aims to create a positive image following issues during the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
• India’s bid for the 2036 Olympics reflects its global ambitions, aligning with goals like a UN Security Council seat and G-20 Presidency.
• Recent sporting achievements, like the 107 medals at the Asian Games, have boosted India’s confidence.

Few Facts:
• International Olympic Committee (IOC) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) (founded: 1894; HQ: Lausanne, Switzerland) is a non-governmental sports organization responsible for organizing the Olympic Games and governs National Olympic Committees (NOCs).
• Since 1948, the Olympics have been held every four years.
• The responsibility of hosting the Olympic Games is given to a city, not a country, and the choice of the city is determined solely by the IOC.
• 2024 Summer Olympics will be in Paris and 2028 Summer Olympics will be in Los Angeles.
• Recently, IOC approved inclusion of cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
• Cricket’s only previous appearance at the Olympics was at Paris 1900, when Great Britain beat France in the Final. 

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