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President Bach in Mumbai - with Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games candidatures on the agenda

2018-04-25 09:21:00

President Bach flew to Mumbai Friday to meet Indian athletes and see educational and sporting projects in the city.

Accompanied by IOC member in India, Nita Ambani, first stop was an International school where pupils gave demonstrations of sports ranging from taekwondo, judo and gymnastics to local Indian disciplines.

President Bach went on to meet children benefiting from the various grassroots sporting programmes supported by Mrs Ambani's Reliance Foundation. He joined children for basketball training and a demonstration five-a-side football match.

Later, the President met the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. With the backing of IOA President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani, he expressed a commitment for a Mumbai candidature for the Youth Olympic Games 2026, as well as a strong interest in the Olympic Games 2032.

The President was guest of honour at a reception where he met many Indian athletes and Olympians as well as leading Indian business and social figures.

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