International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Nita Ambani has decided that India will be hosting an IOC meeting for the first time in 2023.
What is IOC meeting?
It is an annual meeting of the members of the IOC, comprising 101 voting members and 45 honorary members. It discusses and decides on the key activities of the global Olympics movement including adoption or amendment of the Olympic Charter, election of IOC members and office bearers and election of the host city of Olympics.
“The Olympic Movement is back to India after a 40-year wait! I am truly grateful to the International Olympic Committee for entrusting India with the honour of hosting the IOC Session in Mumbai in 2023,” Nita Ambani said.
In a country where more than 600 million people are under 25 years of age, Olympic values education programme becomes vital – she said while delivering her speech.
Speaking at the event, IOA President Dr Narinder Batra thanked Nita Ambani for her vision and leadership. “ I cannot wait to see you here in Mumbai next year. 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. ”
The Session, to be held in the summer of 2023, will be hosted at the state-of-the-art, brand new Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. Situated in the heart of the city at Bandra Kurla Complex, the JWC is the largest convention centre in India and will start operations in early 2022.