Mumbai expresses interest for 2032 Olympics, 2026 Youth Games

Thomas Bach (Left) with Nita Ambani (Middle) and Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra (Right): Mumbai expresses interest for 2032 Olympics, 2026 Youth Games - InsideSport

Mumbai is keen to host the 2032 Olympic Games and the 2026 Youth Olympic Games.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has shared the intent with the International Olympic Council Chief Thomas Bach. The Indian Olympic Association president Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra and IOC member from India Nita Ambani have backed the interest to hosts the Games in Mumbai.

The IOC on its part has added more seriousness to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s intentions and interest. The world governing body for Olympic sports on its official media twitter handle has declared Maharashtra’s expression of commitment to host the Youth Olympics and the Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra has backed the move. India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist has tweeted that the 2026 Youth Olympics will be the best full dress rehearsal if Mumbai were to host the 2032 Olympics.

There were reports the IOC Member Nita Ambani will propose Mumbai as the host city for the 2026 Youth Olympic Games. However, the State has now made the expression for the ultimate – the Olympics – when the IOC president was in the metropolitan city on Monday.

The State reportedly is considering to build a state-of-the-art infrastructure, including the Games village, on the Mumbai-Pune stretch on the outskirts of the City.

Bach, during his Mumbai visit, has also visited the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai.