India will host the 2023 International Olympic Committee's (IOC) session in Mumbai after successfully bidding for it at the 139th IOC session. Nita Ambani, the Indian representative on the committee, described it as 'a significant development for the country's Olympic aspirations.
India wins bid to host 2023 Olympic Committee
India will host the session for the first time since 1983. The session will be hosted at the state-of-the-art, brand new Jio World Convention Centre. Mumbai received a historic 99% of the votes in favour of its bid from the delegates participating in the process, with 75 members endorsing its candidature in the session held in Beijing.
A historic moment as the International Olympic Committee Session is coming to India in 2023
- Indian sport has made giant strides in recent years. Excited and proud to have been a part of the Indian delegation for this landmark occasion.
- Mumbai received a historic 99% of the votes in favour of its bid from the delegates participating in the process, with 75 members endorsing its candidature in the session held at Beijing.
- The Olympic movement is back to India after a 40-year wait! I am truly grateful to the IOC for entrusting India with the honour of hosting the IOC Session in Mumbai in 2023
- Speaking at the successful conclusion of the bidding process, 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 recognise our objectives are bold. But India is on an exciting journey and we want the Olympic Movement to play a central part in building a brighter future for our next generation.