外文标题：India may bid for 2024 Olympics
BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will meet later this month in New Delhi to discuss India’s likely bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
“The Union government is exploring the possibility of India hosting the Olympics. This will be one of the key issues to be discussed by the PM and Bach,” sources told TOI.
Bach, who will visit the country on April 27, is bullish about India and is keen that the country bid for the Games, sources said. “How can we ignore a country of 1.2 billion people?” sources quoted him as saying.
Reports in sections of the media had said Ahmedabad had been chosen as the host city for the bid. But a source denied it, saying, “The venue was not discussed at all. When there is no final decision on whether India needs to bid or not, how can we shortlist the venue?”
But apparently Modi was keen to know the implications of hosting an Olympics. “The PM is open to the idea of bidding for the Games. He indicated that if we launch a bid, it has to be serious. He obviously did not want a repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games which was hit by scandals. He wanted to know the costs, financial implications and other details,” the source said.
Bach said that the 2020 Olympics in another Asian city (Tokyo) will not harm the prospects of India hosting the 2024 edition. “Among the other bidders, the US and Germany have already hosted the Olympics. We would welcome Olympics in a country which has not hosted it before. The IOC believes that Olympics in India would be a game-changer for the country. It will help in developing sports and channel the energies of youth,” sources quoted him as saying.
Just incase India is serious, never in Delhi please! We dont want any rape competition.
unknown (Mumbai )
Plan for 2200, not before.
That’s a really big Dream…. n i wish India full fill this.
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The economic benefit of hosting Olympics is really questionable at the very best (and is not justified if truth be told). The costs will be very high. London Olympics cost nearly $15 billion, about $10 billion over budget. The supposed increase in tourism is never enough to justify such huge investments. With so many areas in dire need of funds – infrastructure development stands out like a sore thumb – it is really a vanity project for India at this stage of economic development.
Navi Mumbai can host the Olympics by 2024 as it is a planned city with one of the best infrastructure
nan ksn (Unknown)
Let us first build atleast one hundred kms of road as per international standards and then start thinking about Olympics and the like..!!
The athletes may be gang raped in India.
do you know the cost of hosting Olympics? nothing less than 50 billion dollars. instead of pouring that kind of money at one place like Delhi, it wud be better to use for other infrastructure development.
I wanted to be an athletic and my teachers killed that dream coz they are just biased and didn’t believe in talent and that’s what happening in India and how can one host Olympics in a country where sports is given the last preference and cricket which is now more of business than a sport
150 million people defecate in the open and we want olympics in India! Priortize where you want to throw your money.