The Khelo India Youth Games, a pinnacle in India’s sporting landscape, is set to kick off its 2023 edition on January 19, 2024, in Tamil Nadu. The southern state has proudly been chosen as the host, and the Games will unfold across four vibrant cities: Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, and Coimbatore. Organized by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India and various National Sports Federations (NSF), this event is a crucial platform for nurturing the nation’s young sports talent.
A Platform for Dreams
The Khelo India Youth Games have transformed into a symbol of India’s commitment to fostering and supporting the growth of its young athletes. It serves as a stage for these budding talents to exhibit their skills and nourish their dreams of representing the nation on the global sports stage.
Scale and Participation
The 2023 edition of the Khelo India Youth Games is expected to witness the participation of over 5500 athletes and 1600-plus support staff from all 36 States and Union territories in the U-18 category. Additionally, the event will involve more than 1000 technical officials and over 1200 volunteers. This year’s edition will feature 27 sports disciplines, including the demonstration of Tamil Nadu’s traditional sport, Silambam.
New Horizons: Squash Makes its Debut
In a historic move, Squash is being introduced in the Khelo India Youth Games for the first time since its inception in 2018. This inclusion further diversifies the range of sports and provides a broader platform for athletes to showcase their prowess.
City Sports Events
The Games will be spread across the four host cities, each featuring specific sports disciplines. Here’s a breakdown:
|Chennai (20 Disciplines)
|Trichy (02 Disciplines)
|Coimbatore (02 Disciplines)
|Madurai (02 Disciplines)
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Athlete Development
The Khelo India Youth Games 2023 are poised to offer a golden opportunity for young athletes to shine. With state-of-the-art facilities and an unwavering focus on athlete development, the Games aim to provide an environment conducive to the growth and success of the participants.
- Event Overview: The Khelo India Youth Games 2023 is set to commence on January 19, 2024, in Tamil Nadu, hosted across Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, and Coimbatore.
- Organizers and Collaboration: Organized by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu in partnership with the Sports Authority of India and various National Sports Federations (NSF).
- Scale and Participation: Anticipating over 5500 athletes and 1600 support staff from all states and Union territories in the U-18 category, involving 27 sports disciplines, including the debut of Squash.
- City-specific Sports Events: Each host city, namely Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, and Madurai, will feature specific sports disciplines, diversifying the games’ scope.