It is reported that Ahmedabad is looking to secure hosting rights for the 2036 Olympics. The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) is in the process of hiring an agency to conduct a survey for the infrastructure required to host the 2036 Olympics.
The survey will be conducted over a span of three months and consequently, a report will be submitted by the agency for the requirements to conduct the 2036 Olympic Games.
The Olympics were held for the first time in Athens, Greece. The Summer and Winter Olympics were held together until 1992, after which it was decided that they would be held separately. The 2020 Olympics are all set to begin in Tokyo, while the 2024 Olympics will be hosted by Paris, and Los Angeles is looking to host the 2028 Olympics.
How much will it cost India to host the 2036 Olympics?
It is estimated that to host the 2036 Olympics in any city in India, it will take about 2 lakh Crores. The budget for the Tokyo Olympics was 7.3 billion, while the budget for the Rio Olympics was 17 billion, but ended up actually costing 20 billion. The IOC does not give any prize money, but the countries often reward their medallists.
How the host cities for the Olympic Games are selected?
There is immense competition every two years between big cities to host the Olympics. Ultimately, International Olympic Council chooses which city will be hosting the Olympics. The cities are chosen almost seven to eight years in advance. There are several criteria that are taken into consideration, such as:
- excellent facilities for sports
- accommodation for athletes, tourists and journalists
- smooth transport facilities
- Practice venues
- Reliable Security
Then, according to the World Atlas, the cities that are competing must pay USD 150,000. However, under the current rules, the IOC looks at the facilities that are already available in the city.
The cities then have to present six issues to IOC. These may include Security, Funding, Sports Dates, Athletes’ experience, Olympic Village, Vision for the Olympics, etc. The cities are then judged by the IOC and finally, one city is selected.