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Indian Sports Ministry To Study Feasibility Of Hosting 2032 Olympic Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 21 / 17

An "effort is underway" to consider bringing the 2032 Olympic Games to India, according to Narain Swamyl of TNN. If the move takes shape, the "National Capital Region would be the automatic choice as the venue." The Indian sports ministry is "about to undertake an exercise to evaluate the implicatio...

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