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Good news is that the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced that they will submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) for the Youth Olympic Games 2026, Asian Games 2030 and most notably, the Olympic Games 2032.
“We have made some purposeful decisions in this meeting. From EOI for hosting global events to announcing new committees and commissions, it’s all formally plotted in our future roadmap,” said Narinder Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association.
In fact, IOA has shared the qualification criteria with the respective sports federations for 18th Asian Games 2018. A Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) as a sub-committee was formed within the IOA.
“The additional committees and new commissions have been set up to help us achieve our ambitions as a rising sporting nation. It’s imperative for the IOA to make sure there are action points to every review and a thorough process is followed for every global event,” said Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association.
The last sporting mega-event that India hosted was the Commonwealth Games in 2010. India has hosted the Asian Games twice: once in 1951 and once in 1984.
“The long list for the 18th Asian Games has also been submitted to the organizers of the event. We shall shortlist the final contingent at the conclusion of final selections by various federations,” he added.