IOA writes to states and NSFs to ensure participation of top athletes in National Games

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Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday requested its state items and nationwide sports activities federations to ensure participation of the top athletes of the nation in the thirty sixth National Games to be held in a number of venues in Gujarat from September 29 to October 12.

Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar will play hosts to the National Games being held after a spot of seven years since 2015, whereas the monitor biking occasion might be held in New Delhi. “To ensure the esteemed significance of the National Games, participation of all eligible eminent athletes who’ve taken half/gained medals in the International Games and Championships are mandatory to compete in the thirty sixth National Games,” the IOA stated in a letter to all of the NSFs and state Olympic associations.

“The Sports Federations and State Olympic Associations are requested to maintain this in thoughts when choosing the athletes for representing their sports activities and States,” IOS Secretary General Rajeev Mehta stated in the letter. Mehta stated wholehearted assist and cooperation from the IOA, NSFs and State Olympic Associations will play an important function in making the National Games profitable.

“As far because the athletes are involved, participation in the National Games is most essential for them.” Mehta stated the NSFs will inform the IOA who among the many top athletes of the nation can be found for the National Games.

“I’ve requested the NSFs and they may reply who among the many top athletes can be found or not. We will see after that.” An estimated 7,000 athletes from 28 states and eight Union Territories are anticipated to participate throughout 36 disciplines that embody most conventional Olympic sports activities.

Indigenous sports activities like mallakhamb and yogasana will even function in the National Games for the primary time.

The thirty sixth National Games was formally launched on the EKA Arena TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Sunday in the presence of eminent dignitaries from the world of politics and sport.


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