The IOA has submitted a formal expression of interest to bid for the event and is set to approach the government for support. IOA president Narinder Batra told the visiting International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach earlier this year that India would consider bidding for the 2032 Games. Bach had welcomed the move.The IOA has already submitted a formal expression of interest to the IOC to bid for the 2032 Olympic. Following that, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta had a meeting with the three-member bid committee of the IOC headed by Jacqueline Barrett, Associate Director Olympic Games/Olympic Candidatures, during the body’s Board meeting in Tokyo earlier this month.
“We are dead serious about this bid for the 2032 Olympics. So, we have already submitted to the IOC the letter expressing our interest in hosting 2032 Olympic Games. I had a meeting with the Bid Committee of the IOC. They welcomed the move and said that India should have hosted an Olympic Games much earlier,” said Mehta. New Delhi and Mumbai are the top two venues in the minds of the IOA top brass but other cities are also not ruled out. This is the first time that the IOA has officially submitted its expression of interest to host an Olympic Games to the IOC.