Wheels in motion for Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games
DIMAPUR — The Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) convened a crucial meeting at its Games Headquarters in Chümoukedima district on Monday to discuss plans for the upcoming Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024, to be held from February 12 to the 17th across Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts.
The meeting was attended by 70 representatives from the sports associations, NOA officials and Chefs de Mission, Deputy Chefs de Mission of the games, according to an update from the NOA media team.
The update stated that the games will feature 15 sports disciplines, including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, lawn tennis, pencak silat, sepaktakraw, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, wrestling, belt wrestling and wushu.
All the 16 districts of the state are making preparations to participate in the state’s biggest sports meet which will have a total of 161 medal events.
The 15 sports disciplines will be played in four sports arenas, nine sports complexes and facilities across the two districts of Dimapur and Chümoukedima while the main Games Village will be located at the Regional Centre for Sporting Excellence under Chümoukedima district, it stated.
In line with other major sports events at the regional and national sports events, the games will be divided into two phases and accordingly, the accommodation, food and logistics will be provided to the participants as per the schedule of the respective disciplines.
Validity of the accreditation will also be as per the schedule of the respective disciplines. Certain sports disciplines like football will commence early in order to accommodate the fixtures, it added.
In the update, the NOA also requested all sports associations and district teams to submit ten flags each and the districts to provide the details of their flag bearers for both the opening and closing ceremonies. It also reminded all districts to submit bank details for efficient financial transactions.
The event will be broadcast live, enhancing the reach and visibility of the Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games, it added.
While appreciating the support and solidarity received from all sections of the people, the NOA further appealed to all to come forward and extend cooperation towards the cause of the youth, especially the arena of sports and games so that the event will be successful.