Uttar Pradesh government to host Khelo India National University Games in 2023-2024 in four cities. Khelo India National University Games will be conducted in four cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, and Noida.
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Uttar Pradesh to host 2023 Khelo India University Games- Key Points
- In the Khelo India National University Games, 4,500 athletes will participate representing 150 universities across the country.
- There will be 20 disciplines including basketball, judo, kabaddi, wrestling, swimming, boxing, rowing, etc.
- Uttar Pradesh has got the opportunity to host the National University Games for the first time after Odisha and Karnataka.
- Disciplines like kabaddi, judo, archery, and fencing will be organized in Noida and rowing will be organized in Gorakhpur.
- In Varanasi, events like wrestling, malkham, and Yoga will be organized. The rest of the events will be organized in Lucknow.
- In the National University Games athletes below the age of 26 will participate.
- The Khelo India National University Games will focus more on women’s games.
- The government will announce the appointment of 12 former athletes who have made a mark at the international level as coaches in different disciplines for the state government-run sports hostels.