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Manipur sets to host the first ever North East Olympic Games

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct.21,

Manipur is all set to host the first ever North East Olympic Games at the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal from October 24 to 28. Altogether around 2000 sports persons from eight north eastern states will take part in the upcoming games wherein the athletes will compete in twelve different sports disciplines. The disciplines are archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, football, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting and wushu.

All the sports persons and participants in the game will be staying at the youth hostels, national sports university hostels and others inside the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal.

In view of the development, Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) headed by its president Th Radheshyam Singh who is the schools education minister in the BJP led coalition government in Manipur led MOA officials in association with the Youth affairs and sports department and Manipur police conducted a social service camp at the Khuman Lampak sports complex which is the venue of the Games on Saturday.

Around 600 sports persons including players from Sports authority of India, police personnel under training in Manipur police training centre at Pangei near Imphal, members of MOA and others participated in the day’s social service.

However the proposed Press Conference to be addressed by MOA President Radheshyam Singh along with the technical officials of the first NE Olympic Games, 2018 at the office of MOA at Khuman Lampak, Imphal has been postponed tomorrow(October 21).

Meanwhile Manipur Judo Association has announced players for Manipur Judo team who will take part in the Games to be held at Imphal for the first time.

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