Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) partners with the Indian Olympic Association for the Olympics, commonwealth and Asian games as part of its ambition to make India a global sporting powerhouse.
RIL and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today announced a long-term partnership that aims to elevate the performances of Indian athletes, support the national sports federations and build the credentials of India as a global sporting nation.
Under this partnership, RIL and IOA will also establish the first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024. As IOA’s Principal Partner, RIL will support Indian athletes in major multi-sport events including the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the Olympics Games.
In addition, the Olympic hospitality houses are a games tradition, and India’s first Olympic House at Paris 2024 Olympics will be a historic milestone.
Establishing this home away from home and showcasing India to the world at the pinnacle event of world sport is yet another example of RIL’s commitment to the Olympic movement.
Mrs. Nita M. Ambani, IOC Member and Director, Reliance Industries Limited, said that it is their dream to see India take centre stage in the global sporting arena.
They are also very excited to host the first-ever India House at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. It will be a great opportunity to showcase India’s immense talent, potential and aspiration to the world.
In the run-up to the Paris 2024 Olympics, India will also be hosting the 140th prestigious IOC Session in June 2023 at the state-of-the-art Jio World Centre in Mumbai.
The IOC Session, which coincides with the 75th year of Independence, will highlight the role of sport in India and celebrate the contribution of India to the Olympic Movement.
In May 2022, India’s first Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) was launched in Odisha, which combines the twin powers of education and sport in instilling the core values of Olympism.
The OVEP is a practical set of resources designed by the IOC to introduce young people to the Olympic values of excellence, respect, and friendship. The programme aims to disseminate this values-based curriculum to help children become active, healthy and responsible citizens.