The National Games begin after its grand opening ceremony in Narendra Modi Stadium

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    The National Games officially began after a grand opening ceremony on Thursday at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gujarat will be hosting the National Games officially from October 29. Double Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu, and Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj was also present at the Opening Ceremony.

    The sports will be commencing on October 30 and continue till October 12. A total of 7000 athletes from 28 states and 8 union territories with the Services – sports team of the Indian Armed Forces will participate.  

    Singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Mohit Chauhan, Bhumik Shah, Ishani Dabe performed in the opening ceremony. Post this, PM Narendra Modi declared the opening of the National Games Open. Along with this he even inaugurated Gujarat’s Sports University.

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    The PM said, “Respect in the world has a direct connection with sports. Most of the countries that are on top in the world in development and economy today also top the medals table. The strong performance of the players in the field of play encourages other areas as well. Sports is also a source of ‘soft power’ in the world.

    After the flag-bearing ceremony, the player’s march past that represented their respective states and union territories.

    Cultural performances continued that left the spectators in awe.

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    The National Games 2022 will be telecasted live on the DD Sports TV channel in India.

    Viewers can watch the National games 2022 Live on the Prasar Bharati Sports YouTube Channel.

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    The tournament is returning after 7 long years. The event started first as a table tennis competition which took place between September 20 to 24. The games will be taking place in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar. The track cycling even will be taking place in Delhi.

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    Aquatics, archery, Indian archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach sports, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, kabaddi, kho kho, lawn bowls, mallakhambh, netball, roller sports, rowing, rugby 7s, shooting, soft tennis, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu and yogasana.


    ArcheryAhmedabadSanskardham Venue 1September 30 to October 6
    Kho-KhoAhmedabadSanskardham Venue 2September 30 to October 4
    MallakhambhAhmedabadSanskardham Venue 2October 7 to 11
    Rugby 7sAhmedabadTranstadia Football GroundSeptember 28 to 30
    Football (Men)AhmedabadTranstadia Football GroundOctober 2 to 11
    Football (Women)AhmedabadShahibagh Police GroundOctober 1 to 10
    KabaddiAhmedabadEKA TranstadiaSeptember 26 to October 1
    YogasanaAhmedabadEKA TranstadiaOctober 6 to 11
    RowingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 1September 30 to October 3
    CanoeingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 1October 10 and 11
    RS – SkateboardingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 3September 30 and October 1
    RS – Inline SkatingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 3September 30 and October 1
    RS – Speed SkatingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 3September 30 to October 2
    RS – Artistic SkatingAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 3September 30 and October 1
    TennisAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 4September 29 to October 5
    Soft TennisAhmedabadSabarmati Venue 4October 7 to 11
    Lawn BowlAhmedabadKensville Golf and Country ClubSeptember 26 to October 3
    GolfAhmedabadKensville Golf and Country ClubOctober 6 to 9
    Shooting (Shotgun)AhmedabadCrowne AcademySeptember 30 to October 7
    ShootingAhmedabadRifle ClubSeptember 29 to October 3
    Cycling (Road)GandhinagarCHH RoadOctober 8 and 9
    WeightliftingGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 1September 30 to October 4
    JudoGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 1October 7 to 11
    FencingGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 2September 30 to October 4
    WushuGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 2October 8 to 11
    BoxingGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 3October 5 to 12
    WrestlingGandhinagarMahatma Mandir Venue 3September 30 to October 2
    TriathlonGandhinagarIIT GandhinagarSeptember 30 to October 2
    SquashGandhinagarIIT Gandhinagar CourtsOctober 1 to 5
    AthleticsGandhinagarIIT Gandhinagar GroundSeptember 30 to October 4
    SoftballGandhinagarIIT Gandhinagar GroundOctober 7 to 11
    Beach HandballSuratDumas BeachSeptember 30 to October 4
    Beach VolleyballSuratDumas BeachOctober 6 to 9
    Table TennisSuratPDDU Indoor StadiumSeptember 20 to 24
    BadmintonSuratPDDU Indoor StadiumOctober 1 to 6
    GymnasticsVadodaraSama Sports ComplexSeptember 30 to October 4
    HandballVadodaraSama Sports ComplexOctober 7 to 12
    AquaticsRajkotSardar Patel ComplexOctober 2 to 8
    HockeyRajkotSaurashtra U & DC Ground 1, 2October 2 to 9
    NetballBhavnagarMPH, SAGSeptember 26 to 30
    Basketball 3×3BhavnagarOutdoor Courts, SAGOctober 1 to 3
    Basketball 5×5BhavnagarOutdoor Courts, SAGOctober 1 to 6
    VolleyballBhavnagarMPH, SAGOctober 8 to 12
    Cycling (Track)New DelhiVelodromeOctober 1 to 4

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