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Largest in India, a new weightlifting hall with state-of-the-art facilities set up in Lucknow

The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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Sports Authority of India to host Weightlifting Assessment Camp in Lucknow from October 10!

Lucknow is all set to witness Weightlifting Assessment Camp at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre Of Excellence in the city. As per the plan, the athletes shortlisted after consultation with the Indian Weightlifting Federation will undergo a 21-day evaluation at the camp in the capital city. Based on this, a merit list of successful candidates will be prepared, who will then receive training at one of the 3 centres of excellence located in Patiala, Lucknow and Aurangabad.

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Cricket fever runs high in Lucknow as the city stands a chance to gets its own IPL team!

With the BCCI's confirmation to induct two more teams from the upcoming IPL season, Lucknow stands a chance to have a team of its own. While cricket fans in the City of Nawabs expect this happy news soon, Ahemadabad is the other city to lead this race, reportedly. Amid the top contenders to own the Lucknow team, the names of RPG Group's Sanjeev Goenka and Aditya Birla Group have been mentioned by multiple reports.

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Mini-stadiums & other advanced facilities to boost sports infra in rural areas of Lucknow

In a bid to support and strengthen talented sportsperson from less-developed areas, the Uttar Pradesh administration is working on a project to establish mini stadiums in the rural regions. As per reports, over two dozen Gram Panchayats of Lucknow have been chosen under this initiative. Reportedly, the sports facilities will be amped up in these areas and they will be equipped with advanced resources for better training of amateurs and budding professionals.

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Lucknow's Ranji Trophy player Abhinav Dixit to play for the Chatsworth Club in South Africa

Bringing glory to the city, Lucknow's Abhinav Dixit is all set to play for UK's prestigious Chatsworth Club in South Africa. Beginning an illustrious journey at the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium in the city during 1998-99, the talented cricketer has hit a long boundary with this latest achievement. For the uninitiated, the Chatsworth Club has played a crucial role to polish some of the top sportsmen across the globe, winning widespread acclaim to its name!

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