Ahmedabad: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra said that Ahmedabad’s Motera arena would be the best scene for arranging the initial function of the 2036 Summer Olympic Games if India gets facilitating privileges of the uber occasion. The recently constructed Motera arena was renamed ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’ by the Gujarat.
Cricket Association in February 2021. It is the biggest arena on the planet, with a seating limit of 1,32,000 observers, and is a setting for Test, ODI, and T20I cricket matches.
“If someone asks me about the venue for the opening ceremony at present, then it is definitely going to be the Motera stadium,” the IOA chief Batra told reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by TransStadia, a city-based sports infrastructure firm.
“There is no stadium better suited to host the opening ceremony of the Olympics (in India). I can’t say what will happen by 2036…. (but) I will be proposing Ahmedabad as the venue for the opening ceremony,” he added.
Batra also said that the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is in talks with the International Olympic Committee for a possible bid by India to host the 2036 summer games.
“If we talk about the 2036 Olympics, then yes, we are already talking to the International Olympic Committee. Being the president of IOA, my discussions with the IOC happen on the subject..The 2036 Olympics will be finalized in two three years, and we are currently discussing with the IOC,” he said.
According to the IOA president, a detailed presentation for India’s bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following the IOA elections in December.
He also mentioned that a new bidding process has been adopted by the IOC for the selection of the host city, and Brisbane was awarded the 2032 games using this process.