India is considering hosting the 2036 Olympics

India is considering a bid to host the 2036 Olympics and will present its case at the next meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), scheduled to be held in Mumbai in late 2023.

For Anurag Thakur, this is it good time that his country was a candidate, he told the newspaper Indian times.

If India puts so much effort into promoting sports, I can assure you that we will not only host the Olympics, but we will host it on a grand scalecontinued the sports minister in an interview published on Wednesday.

Mr Thakur said India could be a candidate along with the city of Ahmedabad in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, which is home to the world's largest stadium, which opened in 2020 and was named after the leader.

A roadmap outlining Ahmedabad's journey to host the Games will be presented at the 140th IOC session in Mumbai at the end of September 2023.