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1,795 athletes to participate in Meghalaya Games

Shillong, Feb 14 (UNI) Meghalaya's youth will take inspiration and find new hope in the
pursuit of sports thanks to the reintroduction of the Meghalaya Games, which will begin
on Monday, State Olympic Association Working President John F Kharshiing said on
Altogether 1,795 athletes and officials are expected to take part. Of the more than
1,500 athletes, 948 are male and 565 female.
"This is one of the biggest sporting events in Meghalaya in recent years. We thank the Government of Meghalaya for having supported us and through the Games the youth of
the state will have hope and inspiration. This is like a paradigm shift in terms of investing
in the youth and if we continue to receive this level of support from the government
Meghalaya will be able to produce Olympic athletes by the time of the 2028 Olympic
Games,” Kharshiing said.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma will inaugurate in the presence of Sports and Youth
Affairs Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh at JN Sports Complex.
The Meghalaya Games are also important in relation to the National Games 2022, which
the state is scheduled to host. It will not only prepare the MSOA for the mega-national
event but will also prepare the state's young athletes.
“It is certainly like a test event for the National Games and we hope to have another two
editions of the Meghalaya Games before 2022," Kharshiing added.
Informing that there will be 14 disciplines now, up from 10 in the last edition of the
Meghalaya Games, the MSOA aim to include more in the next edition.
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