Thursday, August 11, 2022

Nagaland Olympic, Paralympic from Aug 22


Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic 2022 have been scheduled to be held from August 22 to 27 at various locations in Kohima, Dimapur and Chümoukedima.
This was informed by Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) secretary general, Abu Metha at the press conference held at NOA complex here on Friday.
Metha said for the first time the State would be hosting the Paralympic alongside the Olympic.
The main host city would be Kohima while some of the disciplines would be played in Dimapur and Chümoukedima.
He said some of the disciplines would begin ahead of the opening day of the Olympic due to schedules and fixtures especially games like football as it takes more time.
All 16 districts will participate and the disciplines include Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Wushu, Tennis (Dimapur), Shooting Sports (Dimapur).
He said the disciplines have been chosen on the basis of disciplines that would played at the North East Olympics and apart from that other factors such as infrastructure, logistics, availability of accommodation facilities and resources determined the selection of disciplines, Metha informed.
The Para-Sports events will be demonstration sports and not based on inter-district competitions.
Earlier at the NOA general meeting, the website of the NOA was officially launched by the Chief Minister and president, NOA, Neiphiu Rio.
He informed that NOA was also in the process of developing its own mobile phone application.
Metha said Nagaland will also participate in the forthcoming North East Olympic Games in Shillong, Meghalaya.
He said NOA had taken several steps towards streamlining of the sports associations so that all associations would function in an efficient and professional manner ensuring best practices and maintaining minimum standards.
Metha also disclosed that transparency in functioning will be maintained, regular conduct of AGMs, adherence to the Olympic ideals and regular conduct of sports meets along with participation in regional and national meets had been made mandatory.
In this regard, he said that NOA had instituted the Athletes Commission which would be chaired by Arjuna Awardee and Olympian Chekrovolü Swüro.
At the meeting, NOA has directed that all associations must include sportspersons in their executive bodies.
Other important matters that was deliberated upon were matters pertaining to Anti-doping measures, age manipulation and over-age sportspersons and training methods for athletes, he said.
NOA also adopted a resolution to bid for hosting of future edition of the National Games. This proposal will be submitted to the Government of Nagaland, Metha informed.
The AGM was attended by the following associations: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Amateur Boxing, Football, Handball, Kho Kho, Lawn Tennis, Amateur Muaythai, Softball, Sepaktakraw, Shooting Sports, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.
Special invitees to the AGM were: State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities-Diethono Nakhro, NOA founding president and Dr T Ao State Sports Awardee-Er Lanu Toy, Olympian, Arjuna Awardee & Dr. T. Ao State Sports Awardee-Chekrovolü Swüro, Department of School Education Advisor-Dr KT Sukhalu, Department of Youth Resources & Sports Advisor-Zale Neikha, Director General of Police Nagaland-T J Longkumer, Department of Youth Resources & Sports Commissioner & Secretary-Wezope Kenye, Department of School Education Special Secretary-Kevileno Angami, Department of School Education Principal Director-Thavaseelan, Department of Youth Resources and Sports Director-Akumla Chuba.


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