Advertisement
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid

With this announcement, India also lost out in the race to host 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and 2030 Asian Games.

Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid
IOA chief Narinder Batra is being blamed for not submitting India's bid for 2032 Olympics. | File Photo
Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid
outlookindia.com
2021-02-28T13:41:17+05:30

As International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Brisbane will be a non-binding preferred bidder for hosting 2032 Olympics, trouble started brewing for Indian Olympic Association president Narendra Batra. (More Sports News)

With this announcement, it also came to light that India has also lost out in the race to host 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and 2030 Asian Games.

IOA and especially Batra  had in 2018 famously announced that India will bid for all these above mentioned event.

First to criticize Batra was IOA treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey.

Pandey said “It is a big opportunity lost. Kuch log khayali pulao bana rahe the (some of us were too busy making castles in the air) and ended up doing nothing,” Pandey, a known critic of Batra, told The Tribune.

With this India will not be able to bid for the Asian Games and the YOG either. Doha and Riyadh are in race for hosting the 2030 Asiad as IOA failed to lodge India’s bid. While IOC has decided to postpone the 2022 YOG to 2026.

Pandey said Batra should explain to IOA executive  and all the National Sports Federations (NSFs).

“This matter will be raised in the executive committee. It was his (Batra’s) responsibility to make all those claims a reality. He had to take the EB and general body in confidence and then he had to talk to the government and then maybe led a delegation to IOC or OCA and bid for games,” he said.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement