India’s 2036 Olympic dream

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Source: The post is based on the article “India’s 2036 Olympic dream” published in “The Hindu” on 18th October 2023

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has announced India’s bid to host the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

What is the International Olympic Committee?

The International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894.

It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization.

It is the authority responsible for organizing the modern (Summer, Winter, and Youth) Olympic Games.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.

How are cities chosen for the Olympics?

Exploring the idea: A city that wants to host the Olympics first seeks support from its National Olympic Committee (NOC).

– The NOC communicates with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for advice and support.If the NOC is serious about the project, it sends an official letter to the IOC.

Future Host Commissions: There are two Future Host Commissions, which overlook the election process. 

– It may recommend a project to the IOC Executive Board to begin a Targeted Dialogue for an edition or year of the Summer or Winter Games when it feels that the project is ready to get into the next stage. 

– From this stage, the interested bidder can be said as the preferred host.

IOC Member Decision: At the end of the Targeted Dialogue, the IOC Executive Board decides whether to propose one or more hosts for election.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) members decide the host nation during an IOC Session.

Voting Process: Members vote by secret ballot, and a majority vote is needed for a city to host the Games.An IOC member cannot vote when their country is a candidate.

If no majority is achieved in the first round, the city with the fewest votes is eliminated, and further rounds of voting occur until one candidate gets a majority.

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