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Manipur Olympic Association to hold 2nd State Games 2022 from August 26-30

The venues for the 2nd Manipur State Games 2022 will be located in and around Imphal areas with athletes from sixteen districts expected to participate in the Games.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Jul 2022, 6:57 am

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The Manipur Olympic Association will be organising the 2nd Manipur State Games 2022 from August 26-30 involving 34 disciplines in as many venues.

The venues will be located in and around Imphal areas with athletes from 16 districts expected to participate in the Games. Players will be drawn from Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Jiribam, Kakching, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Noney, Pherzawl, Tamenglong, Tengnoupal, Thoubal, Senapati and Ukhrul districts.

MOA secretary general Sunil Elangbam while addressing reporters at Olympic Bhavan this evening said, "We have been long contemplating to revive the State Games and this time with the blessing and patronage of the present Government, we have been able to fulfill our cherished dream".

Sunil said, "We have given priority to hold the Manipur State Games as to pinpoint sports persons who excelled in the meet and can be given further training and shortlisted for upcoming 36th National Games 2022, which is scheduled to be held at Gujarat from September 27 to October 10".

It can be mentioned that the Games will be conducted in six cities across Gujarat and will be held after a gap of seven years.

He further added that the sports disciplines chosen for the 2nd Manipur State Games are Mukna, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho in Thoubal, Canoeing & Kayaking, Rowing in Bishnupur, Judo, Volleyball in Mayang Imphal, Handball in Chingarel Imphal East, Basketball in Nahabam, Golf in IGAR Headquarter(South), Squash Racket in St.Anthony Chingmeirong, Tennis in Officer's Club Lamphelpat, Kang in Khuman Lampak, Equestrian in Mapal Kangjeibung.

Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Shooting, Taekwondo, Boxing, Hockey, Netball, Swimming, Triathlon, Wrestling will be held at Khuman Lampak while Football at SAI Turf Takyelpat, Badminton, Table Tennis at Indoor Hall DM College and Polo at Iroisemba Polo Ground, Imphal West.  

The Manipur Olympic Association also extended their gratitude to Chief Minister N.Biren Singh, who has expedited in enhancing the Diet Allowance of sportspersons from Rs 200 to Rs 500. The order by the Finance Department in this regard was made on July 15 last.

The state government also gave its approval to the tentative budget for holding Manipur State Games 2022 as well as for participation in 36th National Games 2022 at Gujarat and 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 at Shillong from October 30 to November 6.

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First published:18 Jul 2022, 6:28 pm

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