The 2036 Olympic Games in India? A South Asian country is considering a bid to host the Games

India is “seriously considering” a bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2036, Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said.

L'Indiathe second largest country in the world, has already hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982 as well as the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which took place in New Delhi.

It is a “good time” to host the Olympic Games, he says Anurag Thakuret to the Times of India newspaper. “If India is making headlines in every sector, from manufacturing to services, then why not sports? India is seriously considering applying.” Olympic Games 2036“, he added.

According to Anurag Thakuret it isState of Gujarat, where New Delhi is located, could be touted as a potential Olympic venue. “Gujarat has expressed interest in hosting the Olympics on several occasions,” he said. “They have the infrastructure – hotels, hostels, airports and sports facilities.”

Qatar, potential competitor

THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) Preliminary discussions are being held with ten cities, but no timetable has been announced for the awarding of the 2036 edition.

India's potential rivals include:IndonesiaThere South Korea and that Qatarwhere the 2022 World Cup already took place.Germany plans to run despite strong national opposition.