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Episode 47 January 11, 2020

Game Time: Why India wants to host every sporting event possible

Mihir Vasavda says that right now The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is like a ‘high school graduate who applies at multiple colleges hoping to get admission in at least one’. This is because the IOA has been bidding to host every sporting event possible. If things go the way IOA hopes, India would end up hosting five major sporting events over nine years, including the 2026 Commonwealth Games and the 2032 Olympic Games. In this episode of Game Time, Mihir and Gaurav discuss whether India is capable of hosting so many large scale sporting events and the impact that they could have.

Bonus: Gaurav shares his experience of working as a volunteer at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.


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Game Time: Why India wants to host every sporting event possibleMihir Vasavda says that right now The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is like a 'high school graduate who applies at multiple colleges hoping to get admission in at least one'. This is because the IOA has been bidding to host every sporting event possible. If things go the way IOA hopes, India would end up hosting five major sporting events over nine years, including the 2026 Commonwealth Games and the 2032 Olympic Games. In this episode of Game Time, Mihir and Gaurav discuss whether India is capable of hosting so many large scale sporting events and the impact that they could have. Bonus: Gaurav shares his experience of working as a volunteer at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.