Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): About 400 athletes from Madhya Pradesh will participate in the Khelo India Youth Games 2022. They will be held in eight state cities from January 31 next year. It will be organized in eight cities of MP from next January 31st. This is the first time that players from the state will participate in all sports.
“We organize Youth Games so that our athletes can participate in all sports,” said BS Yadav, joint director of MP Sports and Youth Protection.
According to Yadav, 400 players will participate from Madhya Pradesh. “We wanted all our athletes to participate in all disciplines, we wanted maximum participation of MP athletes in every event, therefore, we are holding the Khelo India Games in Madhya Pradesh.”
Director General of Sports Authority of India, Sandip Pradhan will have a meeting with officials from Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Department regarding the schedule for the various disciplines. Although the locations have been decided, the schedule is yet to be determined.
It will have 27 sports competitions, 12 of which will be held in Bhopal, including athletics, shooting, canoeing and rowing. Most of the sports disciplines are organized in different centers of the MP State Academy, except Judo and Volleyball, which SAI, Bhopal will host.
Water sports are included for the first time in the history of the Khelo India Games, which will feature a mix of Olympic, non-Olympic and traditional sports like mallakhamba.