Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, said proper organization of the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune and the Commonwealth Games, both being held in 2010, would boost India’s chances to bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Kalmadi said, “the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games starts from 2011 and ends in 2013. A successful show in Pune and in 2010 will help our bid to host the Olympics in 2020”.
Kalmadi said last April that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is seriously considering India’s candidature for the 2020 Games. At the time he said, “we have talked with members of the IOC about hosting the Games in 2020. IOC chief Jacques Rogge feels that India must get its turn for hosting the Games now that China is doing it”.