Nagaland Olympics: Applications opened for district teams
Dimapur, Nov. 13 (EMN): Sportspersons from districts in Nagaland may now apply for the forthcoming Nagaland Olympics that has been scheduled to be held from Dec. 13 to the 19th in Dimapur. The organisers of the first-time Nagaland-only games announced details concerning contingents, registration and peripherals that will be mandatory.
Member of Parliament Neiphiu Rio, the president of the Nagaland Olympics Committee, issued a copy of an official letter that was issued to the deputy commissioner of the 11 districts of the state. The letter outlined the process and criteria by which the district teams are to compete in the event.
The event will be organised by the Nagaland Olympics Association and is being sponsored by the government of Nagaland.
The competitive disciplines for men and women during the ‘on an inter-district basis’ event are athletics, archery, boxing, badminton, football, lawn tennis, Sepak Takraw, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, volleyball, wrestling and Wushu.
Each of the disciplines will be conducted by respective affiliated state sports’ associations under the supervision of the technical committee of the games, the letter stated. The deputy commissioners of the districts, who are also the chairmen of the district sports councils, have been given responsibility over their respective district contingent, the letter from the committee stated.
The organising committee of the games will sanction a “preparatory grant” to each district for preparation of the district contingent, it was informed. The amount of funds is meant for selection, training, uniforms, kits and travel arrangements to and from the event, the committee stated.
Contingent officials of each district are to be Chef-de-Mission, contingent team manager, deputy contingent team manager, team manager and coach of each discipline.
The letter stated that the organizing committee will be providing accommodation, food and local transport for the contingents at Dimapur.
The participants are expected to bring own playing kits and team uniforms, own ‘respective’ bedding and a mosquito net.
Further, each district contingent is to send the full list of participants, accompanied by two passport-sized photos to the organising committee, latest by Nov. 30, the committee stated.
The district contingent is also to send the name of the Flag Bearer of the district for the opening ceremony with details of their achievements and bio data.
The games will give away gold, silver and bronze medals in all the categories as per the guidelines, the committee stated further. There will be overall champion trophy from the top-three contingents according to the final medals-tally.
Likewise, the district contingents are required to send the names of the contingent officials to the organising committee latest by Nov. 15 for ‘smooth coordination and communication.’
The letter added that the Nagaland Olympics has the approval and endorsement of the Nagaland government and “is a mandatory event to be conducted under the Olympic Charter.”