New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Dhruv Batra announced to submit expression of Interest for IOC Congress 2021, Youth Olympic Games 2026, Asian Games 2030 and Olympic Games 2032 on Saturday in National Capital.
Following the Executive Council Meeting held earlier in the day, the lOA showed positive intent by making multiple significant announcements today.
Association also announced a Long List of 2,370 members including 938 athletes for 18th Asian Games 2018 and shared the qualification criteria with respective sports federations for 18m Asian Games 2018. A Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) as a sub-committee was formed within IOA. ‘
Moreover, IOA members also reviewed lndia’s performance at the XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast and at the back of it announced new committees and commissions to streamline systems.
With the upcoming 18th Asian Games, the IDA also announced that they have registered 2370 members, including athletes and officials, for the quadrennial showpiece to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia starting from August 18, 2018.
“We have made some purposeful decisions in this meeting. From EOI for hosting global events to announcing new committees and commissions, it’s all formally plotted in our future roadmap,” said Narinder Dhruv Batra, President, Indian Olympic Association.
“The long list for the 18th Asian Games has also been submitted to the organisers of the event. We shall shortlist the final contingent at the conclusion of final selections by various federations,” he further explained.
Speaking in the event, general secretary, Indian Olympic Association Rajeev Mehta said, “We are proud to announce Edelweiss, Amul, Motul, Nippon Paint and Li-Ning as our partners who share our vision and are committed to help lndia make an indelible mark on sporting map.”