Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has won the right to host the 140th International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) session in Mumbai during the 139th IOC session in Beijing, China being held alongside the ongoing Winter Olympics. It is second time when we are going to host an IOC session. India hosted the session in 1983 in New Delhi.
The Indian delegation comprises of Abhinav Bindra (First Individual Olympic Gold Medalist for India in Beijing 2008 for shooting), IOC Member Nita Ambani, IOA President Narinder Batra, and Anurag Thakur (Youth Affairs and Sports Minister of India).
The IOC session is the general meeting of the Members of the IOC. It is held once a year. It has 101 members of which 45 are honorary members.
“The 2020 Olympics was historic for India. Today, we make more history as Mumbai is announced as host of the 2023 IOC Session. Proud to have been part of the delegation led by Mrs. Nita Ambani, and Dr. Narinder Batra!” tweeted Abhinav Bindra, first Indian individual Olympic Gold Medalist.
The 2020 Olympics was historic for India. Today, we make more history as Mumbai is announced as host of the 2023 IOC Session. Proud to have been part of the delegation led by Mrs. Nita Ambani, and Dr. Narinder Batra!#StrongerTogether #IOCSessionMumbai2023— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) February 19, 2022
“It is truly an honour to lead the Indian delegation today and share our passion and our ambition for hosting such a prestigious Olympic event. This will be the first IOC session in India in 40 yrs. India’s next generation is brimming with a billion hopes” said Nita Ambani, IOC member.
She further added, “It is time to write the future of sport and ignite our potential with the spirit of Olympism. It is our aspiration to host the Olympic Games in the future. The IOC Session in 2023 in India will be a catalyst that will ignite this ambition into action.”
“A historic moment as the International Olympic Committee Session is coming to India in 2023! Indian sport has made giant strides in recent yrs. Excited and proud to have been a part of the Indian delegation for this landmark occasion” said Anurag Thakur, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister.
A historic moment as the International Olympic Committee Session is coming to 🇮🇳 India in 2023!— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) February 19, 2022
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.#StrongerTogether #IOCSession2023
“It is gladdening to note that India has been chosen to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee Session. I am confident this will be a memorable IOC session and will lead to positive outcomes for world sports” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.