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breaking news India moves closer to realizing its Olympic dream

India won the bid to host the next IOC Session in 2023 on Friday, during the 139th IOC Session on the eve of the closing of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Ms. Nita Ambani, IOC Member, presented a compelling case to win this bid and announce a significant step forward in India’s engagement with the Olympic Movement.

India will host this prestigious meeting for the first time since 1983, in what should be the start of a new era of engagement between the country’s youthful population and the Olympic Movement.

Nita Ambani’s drive to transform Indian sports

Ms. Ambani’s role as an IOC Member since 2016, as well as serving on several IOC Commissions, has allowed her to bring valuable international experience to India’s efforts to transform sport and engage with the Olympic Movement. This was integral to the success of India’s bid to bring the 2023 IOC Session to Mumbai. Ms. Nita Ambani has been driving the vision for the bid, which may be the start of a major shift in the Indian and global sports landscape.

She is deeply committed to providing sporting opportunities for the next generation in India, to help create a healthier and happier society. Advancing youth sports has long been a key goal for Ms Ambani, and as Chair of the Reliance Foundation, she aims to revolutionize school and college sports in India and provide a platform for student athletes to build a career in sports. Since its inception, the sports initiatives of the Reliance Foundation have reached 2.15 million young people across the country.

Nita Ambani’s ambition to make India’s Olympic dreams come true

breaking news India moves closer to realizing its Olympic dream

Nita Ambani expressed her ambition to bring the Olympic Games to India in the future. During the 139th session, she also underlined that sport is at the heart of India’s ambitious and futuristic vision and that the country is ready to host the world of sport for other major events.

However, she also highlighted the immediate goal of engaging and inspiring every young Indian to embrace the Olympic values ​​of excellence, friendship and respect. The IOC Session in 2023 will usher in a new era for India’s partnership with the Olympic Movement.

The 2023 IOC Session in Mumbai is a historic moment for Indian sport. It is a clear sign that India is about to create something very special with the Olympic Movement and the 2023 Session an opportunity to elevate the current partnership to even greater heights.

The 2023 IOC Session will firmly establish India on the global sports map, unlocking multiple opportunities in hosting sporting events, world-class training facilities, nurturing sporting talent and enriching the lives of millions of sportspeople. Indians as well as one billion sports viewers. .

What is an IOC Session?

An IOC Session is the annual meeting of IOC members to discuss and decide on key activities of the worldwide Olympic movement, including the election of the host city of the Olympic Games to be held in the future. Other important topics discussed at these sessions include the adoption or amendment of the Olympic Charter, the election of IOC members and officers.

The 2023 IOC Session is expected to bring 800-1,000 members of the world’s sports elite as well as global media to Mumbai, India, from over 150 nations and representing over 50 sports.


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