IOA drops late bid plans for New Delhi to host 2019 Asian Games

Published 09 July 2014 By: Manali Kulkarni

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This week’s Indian sports law update looks back on India’s failed bid for the 2019 Asian Games (the “Games”). After a late flurry of action, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)1 formally announced on 7 July that they were dropping2 India’s bid for New Delhi to host the Games after they failed to secure an audience with the national Government or an extension to the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA)3 bidding deadline. The story provides an an interesting illustration of how bid processes are conducted, and how the IOA interacts with the government.


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Manali Kulkarni

Manali Kulkarni

Manali is currently a second year (2L) JD Candidate at the University of Maine School of Law. She was previously the COO at LawInSport and continues to be an executive contributor of the editorial board for LawInSport. She holds an LLM in Sports Law from Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University). During the fall of her second year in Portland, Maine, Manali also had the opportunity to be the legal intern at Global Sports Advocates.

Manali previously researched on sports and society in India, specifically focusing on the influence of sport on the gender divide in India. She joined LawInSport in September 2013 as a research assistant providing updates on Indian sports law. She is currently back in her hometown, Memphis, Tennessee, for a visiting semester at the University of Memphis School of Law.

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