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Commonwealth Games
Bach: India not ready to bid for 2024 Olympics

India is not ready to bid for the 2024 Olympics but could be a candidate to host the games in the future, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday. "Frankly, we were a little bit surprised about this speculation (of a potential Indian bid)," Bach said at a news conference after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Because of different reasons we think it will be a little too quick for India to have successful Olympics in 2024." There had been reports in the Indian media recently about a possible 2024 bid from New Delhi or even Ahmedabad, the biggest city in Modi's home state of Gujarat. Bach said Modi did seem eager to bid but understood that...