Kohima: The Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) announced on Friday that it will host the 2022 Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games from August 22-27 in Kohima, Dimapur and Chümoukedima.
Abu Metha, secretary general of NOA, said the state made the first decision to host the Paralympic Games along with the Olympics at NOA’s annual general meeting on Friday.
The state capital will be the main host city and a number of sports disciplines such as football will begin prior to opening day.
All 16 districts of Nagaland will participate in sports such as archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, football, taekwondo, table tennis, wushu, tennis and shooting, among others.
He said: “The disciplines were chosen based on the disciplines played at the North East Olympics, taking into account other factors such as infrastructure, logistics, availability of accommodation facilities and resources.”
The Parasport events will be demonstration sports and not based on inter-district competitions.
Previously, the NOA website was officially launched by the Chief Minister and Chairman of NOA, Neiphiu Rio†
Nagaland is looking forward to taking part in the upcoming Olympic Games in northeastern Shillong, Meghalaya.
The NOA also established the Athletes Commission chaired by Arjuna Awardee and Olympian Chekrovolü Swüro.
During the meeting, the NOA instructed all associations to include athletes in their governing bodies.
Other important issues related to anti-doping measures, age manipulation and athletes over the age and training methods for athletes were also discussed.
NOA also passed a resolution to bid on hosting future editions of the National Games. This proposal will be presented to the Government of Nagaland by NOA.
The AGM was attended by representatives of sports organizations including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, amateur boxing, football, handball, kho kho, lawn tennis, amateur muaythai, softball, sectakakraw, target shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu .
Special invitees to the annual general meeting included State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Diethono Nakhro, founder of NOA and Dr. T Ao State Sports Awardee Er Lanu Toy, Olympian, Arjuna Awardee & Dr. T. Ao State Sports Awardee Chekrovolü Swüro, Department of School Education Advisor Dr. KT Sukhalu, Youth Department.
The meeting was also attended by Resources & Sports Advisor Zale Neikha, Director General of Police Nagaland TJ Longkumer, Department of Youth Resources & Sports Commissioner & Secretary Wezope Kenye, Department of School Education Special Secretary Kevileno Angami, Department of School Education Principal Director Thavaseelan, Department of Youth Resources and Sports Director Akumla Chuba.
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