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India to take part in 2022 CWG, will bid for 2026 or 2030 Games

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India to take part in 2022 CWG, will bid for 2026 or 2030 GamesNew Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) India will be sending a contingent to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced after its Annual General Meeting on Monday. It also confirmed that it will be bidding to host either the 2026 or the 2030 CWG.

The IOA has also approved the National Rifle Association of India”s (NRAI) proposal to host a seperated Commonwealth shooting event to compensate for the sport”s absence from the 2022 CWG.

“The Indian Olympic Association held its Annual General Meeting today at the Olympic Bhawan in New Delhi. The house together reviewed and decided on governance matters and other agendas, including the decision to participate in the #Birmingham2022 #CommonwealthGames!” the IOA tweeted on Monday.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Dame Louise Martin said that the federation is “delighted” with the news. “The CGF and the entire Commonwealth Sport Movement are delighted India has confirmed their intent to participate at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games during their Annual General Meeting in New Delhi,” she said in a statement.

“Our visit and collaboration have significantly strengthened our partnership with the Indian Commonwealth Games Association, under the leadership of President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, and we are continuing to work closely. Finally, we are delighted that India have expressed an ambition to host another Commonwealth Games in the future.”

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