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27th October, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: The 37th National Games will take place from 26 October to 9 November 2023 in Goa.

Key Highlights

  • The Prime Minister inaugurated the 37th National Games at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa. The Games are scheduled from 26th October to 9th November.
  • Over 10,000 athletes from across India are participating in the 37th National Games, competing in over 43 sports disciplines at 28 venues.
  • In 2021, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) finally confirmed that Goa would host the 37th National Games in 2023.
    • The 37th National Games are the first to be held in Goa
  • The National Games were first held in 1924, and they have been held regularly since then, with the exception of a few years during World War II and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The National Games are governed by the IOA, and the event is funded by the central government and the state government of the host state.

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