“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced last Saturday that India will host the 140th IOC Session. India will be hosting the session for the second time. In 1983, New Delhi hosted the session and now, it will be held in Mumbai, mid next year,” replied Scorch.
Looking at Felix’s confused look, Scorch shared more information.
She explained that the IOC Session is the meeting of Olympic committee members. IOC Sessions are yearly and two to three. Traditionally, this meeting precedes the year the Olympic Games take place. The members adopt, modify and discuss various points of the Olympic Charter.
The Olympic Charter is a document of fundamental principles of Olympic sports, including the rules and bye-laws.
IOC Members’ decision on all matters is final.
“How did they select India,” asked Orak with squinted eyes.
“Well, Team India presented a proposal at the IOC Session in Beijing. Indian Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra, IOC’s member Nita Ambani, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra, and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur were part of this team.
India won the opportunity after 75 members voted in favor of hosting the meeting here,” replied Scorch.
“This is a good chance for India to pitch for hosting the 2036 Olympics Games as well. As the destinations for Games before 2036 are already chosen,” said Verum.
“Absolutely! With the IOC members visiting India, it is a good opportunity. Also, over the years India has shown keen interest in hosting the Games.
Earlier, there was not much fervor around the Olympic Games in India. But now, Indians loves the Games,” said an excited Scorch.