Mumbai will organize International Olympic Committee’s next session in 2023. Mumbai was formally called the host city after a voting session at the IOC Session 2022.
A total of 82 IOC members were entitled for voting, out of which 6 voted for abstention, whilst 75 members voted yes. Only 1 vote was against Mumbai as the host of the next IOC Session.
The IOC Session is the general meeting of the Members of the IOC. It is the IOC’s chief organ, and its decisions are irrevocable. The venue of the 2023 version of the event will be Jio World Centre.
“It’s an honour to lead the Indian delegation today for hosting such a prestigious Olympic event,” stated Mrs Nita Ambani, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member.
“We are one of the youngest countries in the world today and I’m excited for the youth of India to embrace and experience first-hand the magic of the Olympics. It is our dream to strengthen this partnership further and host the Olympic Games in India in the years to come!” she appended.
After the announcement, Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra took to Twitter to thank Mrs. Nita Ambani for her ‘efforts to bring the 2023 session to Mumbai,’ he cited, “Mumbai hosting the 2023 International Olympic Committee Session is not just a matter of great pride but also an opportunity to push India ahead on the sporting horizon. Grateful to Smt. Nita Ambani ji for her efforts to bring the 2023 session to Mumbai, Maharashtra!”
The IOC session in 2023 is anticipated to opt the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics and it is expected to be held in May or June next year.
India has hosted an IOC session earlier in 1983 in New Delhi.