Enabling the Indian Olympic Vision

16th November 2017, Bombay Exhibition Center

India first participated as a team in the Olympics in 1920, set up the Indian Olympic Association by 1927 and won its first gold, in hockey, the very next year.

Three years from now, when the Olympics begin in Tokyo in 2020, it will mark a century since India first sent a team to the Games and should be a time to celebrate a centenary of Olympic participation. But in the shadow of the dismal show at Rio where the largest ever contingent of 118 athletes managed to pick up just two medals, the idea of celebration sounds farfetched, even farcical.

With the recent appointment of the Olympic task force whose mandate includes infrastructure, training, selection of athletes and creating a comprehensive action plan for not just 2020, but also 2024 and 2028, change is inevitable and it does look bright.


Knowledge Partner


The Times of India
Global Sports Business Show 2017

With the intent to build a bright future for the sports fraternity and fitness enthusiasts in India, the Times of India is proud to present the second of the Global Sports Business Show, scheduled from the 16th, 17th and 18th of November at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.

A platform which will bring together national and international sports organizations, manufacturers, sports tech solutions providers, related federations, associations and governing bodies to engage with peers and stake holders under one comprehensive and exclusive event.

Focal Point: Enabling the Indian Olympic Vision

With the dream of India bettering its London tally of six medals, the question now remains whether the country can not only just improve its Rio tally, but if it can acquit itself creditably at Tokyo, and what it must do to get there.

This initiative will be an ideal platform for the potential game changers of the Indian Olympic fraternity to come together and voice out on the current ongoing, regulatory initiatives, challenges as well as opportunities to achieve this vision. The intent is to have a defined roadmap with focused timelines to ensure we see India as one of the top contenders in the Olympics.


  1. Panel Discussion: Knowledge sharing discussions amongst the top names from both national as well as international sports industry. A wide variety of topics will be covered ranging from sports marketing to infrastructure, e-sports to sports tourism, sports fans to development programs followed by an interactive Q&A session
  2. Interview Session: Heart-warming conversation about various aspects related to Indian Olympics with people who have made their mark and what it took them to get there.
  3. Case Study Presentation: Who doesn’t want to know the recipe to success? Case study presentation by Indian / Global representatives talking about their success stories

Why YOU should be here?

Be Inspired by the cause

Get access to experts & influencers

Meet people who share your passion

Learn from best practices

Strong networking opportunity

Whom to expect:

  1. Brands investing in sports
  2. Sports Franchise Owners
  3. Sports League Representatives
  4. TV Production
  5. Digital Content
  6. Sports Broadcasters
  7. Right Holders/Private Sports Event/League Owners
  8. Sports Federation
  9. Sports Merchandisers
  10. Grassroots/Academies
  11. Sports Infrastructure
  12. Leisure Sports Management
  13. Sports Tourism
  14. E-Sports
  15. Fan Experience Agency
  16. Research Agency
  17. Sports Sponsorship Consultancy
  18. Athlete Management/Scouting Agency