Manipur to host NE Olympic Games

NAHARLAGUN, Sep 14: The North East Olympic Games will be conducted for the first time in Manipur capital Imphal from 24 to 28 October, Arunachal Pradesh Olympic Association secretary general Abraham K Techi said on Friday.
The event, under the banner of the NE Olympic Association, will be conducted by the Manipur Olympic Association, Techi said, adding that the Games will include archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, football, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, and wushu.
All eight Northeast states will take part in the event, while Arunachal Pradesh players will take part in all games except in shooting.
However, due to shortage of time, it has been decided to conduct a preparatory camp for the state’s players, for which the venues and dates will be announced in consultation with the sports department’s director.
Meanwhile, Techi exhorted the office bearers of various sports associations of the state to gear up for the important sports event to represent the state and win laurels.