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Olympic Notes: IOA Expresses Interest In 2032 Olympics

The Indian Olympic Association submitted a formal expression of interest to bid for the 2032 Olympics and is "set to approach the government for support." IOA President Narinder Batra told IOC President Thomas Bach earlier this year that India "would consider" bidding for the 2032 Games. Bach welcomed the move. New Dehli and Mumbai are the top two venues in mind, but other cities are "not ruled out" (PTI, 12/3).

Bach said that esports was among the items on the agenda during the IOC's exec meetings last week in Tokyo. He said, "There is agreement we can’t, and we should not, ignore the growth of the e-games industry and the interactivity of it for the young generation. That we should engage with this community. On the other hand, on how to engage, there are many uncertainties" (JAPAN TIMES, 12/3).

Ottobock was confirmed as an official supporter of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in an announcement to coincide with the UN Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities. At the 2020 Games, Ottobock will be providing its technical service to all athletes for the 16th time (Ottobock).