The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games. The announcement was made by the state sports minister Manohar Ajgaonkar.
Ajgaonkar stated that IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, had formally conferred the rights to the state to host the sporting event in November 2017.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- The National Games were formerly known as the Indian Olympic Games.
- The first Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.
Source- Business Standard