India’s Mumbai to host 2023 International Olympic Committee session after 40 years
In the latest news, it has been declared that India’s Mumbai city will be hosting the International Olympic Committee session 2023 after 40 years. The decision came after the unanimous selection by a panel comprising the country’s first individual Olympic gold medallist (Beijing 2008, shooting) Abhinav Bindra, IOC Member Nita Ambani, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra, and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, NDTV reported.
The Indian representative on the committee-Nitha Ambani described the decision as an important development for the country’s Olympic aspirations. India is going to host the committee session for the second time where the first hosting was in 1983 in New Delhi. This time, the country will host in Mumbai, in the brand new Jio World Convention Centre.
The delegates participating in it, gave votes for Mumbai to be the venue and Mumbai received almost 90% votes. After the selection, Nita Ambani said,” The Olympic Movement is back to India after a 40-year wait! I am truly grateful to the International Olympic Committee for entrusting India with the honor of hosting the IOC Session in Mumbai in 2023,” said Nita Ambani in a statement.
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The IOC session is the annual meeting of the members of the IOC, comprising 101 voting members and 45 honorary members. Along with Nita Ambani, Indian Olympic Association President Dr. Narinder Batra said, “This is the start of a new era for India sport – an era that features the long-term goal of hosting the Olympic Games in India. We are ambitious and recognize our objectives are bold. The session will be held in May or June next year.