IOA bestows Goa the responsibility to host 37th National Games of India in 2023
The National Games of India is a gargantuan sports competition held once every two years. The event invites a plethora of athletes from various participating states to prove their mettle and compete against each other.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has bestowed upon Goa, the responsibility of hosting the 37th National Games of India.
Goa to host the 37th National Games, in 2023
It has been confirmed that Goa will host the 37th edition of the National Games of India in October of 2023. The dates of National Games will be marked keeping in mind the dates of the 19th Asian Games, which slated are to begin from September 23 and conclude on October 8, 2023, in Hangzhou, China, stated officials.
Though the National Games are supposed to be held once in 2 years, it is faltering on this schedule, primarily because of the scarcity of adequate infrastructure and also due to the COVID-19 situation, which brought many events to a standstill. The last National Games were held in Kerala, in 2015 and right now the 36th season of the competition in happening in Gujarat, after a gap of seven years.
Gujarat hosting the National Games after 7 years
Different states from India participate against each other at the National Games of India. The 36th edition of National Games of India is currently in progress at Gujrat from September 27 and will continue till October 10.
It is expected that the Goa delegation will recieve the IOA flag at the closing ceremony of the 36th National Games on October 12, 2022, in Surat, Gujarat.