COVID-19: 36th National Games postponed indefinitely


Team Udayavani, May 28, 2020, 7:55 PM IST

New Delhi: The much-delayed 36th National Games, scheduled for October-November in Goa, was on Thursday postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government that it must host the National Games as scheduled from October 20 to November 4 this year.

However, a spurt in the number of novel coronavirus cases has led to a postponement.

“The National Games organising committee has decided to postpone National Games due to COVID-19 pandemic,” Goa’s deputy chief minister Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar, who also holds the sports portfolio, said in a statement shared by IOA President Narinder Batra.

“… Committee to hold meeting in September end and decide on fixing dates for National Games. (Goa) Government to take advice from Union Sports Ministry, need four months advance notice to organise games,” he added.

The previous edition of the Games was held in 2015 in Kerala.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Mayers sizzles, Wood rattles DC as LSG romp home by 50 runs

Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders via DLS method in rain-hit IPL season-opener

HDK says he will not entertain any ‘rebellion’ as JD(S) faces ‘Bhavani challenge’

IPL 2023: Floodlights malfunction leads to near-30 minute delay in KKR’s chase vs PBKS

Amul milk prices increased by Rs 2 per litre in Gujarat

PM Modi flags off Bhopal-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train

Karnataka HC allows businessman, barred by LOC against him, to fly abroad to UAE & Saudi Arabia


Related Articles More

Mayers sizzles, Wood rattles DC as LSG romp home by 50 runs

Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders via DLS method in rain-hit IPL season-opener

ITF Mysuru Open: Mukund Sasikumar – Vishnu Vardhan pair bags doubles title

IPL 2023: Floodlights malfunction leads to near-30 minute delay in KKR’s chase vs PBKS

Royal Challengers Bangalore look to maintain recent dominance over Mumbai Indians

MUST WATCH

Snake Shyam Interview

Mount Everest Story with Sunil Nataraj

World’s Most endangered animals

Mount Everest Story with Sunil Nataraj part 3

Remembering Puneeth Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Freebies worth Rs 9.59 cr seized since Model Code of Conduct came into effect in Karnataka

Mayers sizzles, Wood rattles DC as LSG romp home by 50 runs

Maruti Suzuki hikes vehicle prices

Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders via DLS method in rain-hit IPL season-opener

WhatsApp bans over 4.5 million accounts in February