Government gives green light to IOA to organize Commonwealth shooting and archery events in India

New Delhi, January 4 () The government approved on Saturday in principle the proposal of the Olympic Association of India to organize the Commonwealth shooting championships and archery events, which are not part of the list of Commonwealth Games of 2022, March 2022.

Earlier this week, the IOA had withdrawn its threat of boycotting the Birmingham Commonwealth Games for the omission of the shooting and decided to submit a formal proposal to organize a shooting championship, where the medals won will be counted in the recount of the 2022 edition.

It refers to the letter of the Olympic Association of India dated January 1, 2020, regarding the celebration of the shooting and archery events of the Commonwealth in India in March 2022 and transmitting the ' approval in principle 'of the government, the ministry said in a statement. lyrics.

On Friday, IOA had written a letter to the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Dame Louis Martin, describing the cost of organizing shooting and archery events.

While the detailed and detailed costs in the shooting programs have been pleasantly accepted to be largely covered by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the archery program will probably be funded solely by the Government of the India, IOA wrote in the letter. .

The IOA also asked CGF to consider the cost and operational complexity of the proposals.

With regard to the attached proposals, I venture to add that it is much more profitable and efficient to carry out both events simultaneously and in the same host city, IOA President Narinder Batra said in the letter.

We have given you two options to consider since the NRAI is waiting for your decision to carry out or not complete discipline in the shooting program, which is a significant cost.

The NRAI has informed me that this decision would be necessary to recommend whether events could be organized in Chandigarh or New Delhi.

The IOA also proposed that the two events be held jointly and a few months before the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham during 2022.

It is proposed that the opening ceremony coincide with Commonwealth Day on March 14, 2022.

The IOA also informed CGF of its decision to bid to organize the 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games in India. India had hosted the 2010 edition in the national capital, whose accumulation was marred by one controversy after another. ATK AT