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SHILLONG: The Indian Olympic Association(IOA) accepted Meghalaya's bid to host the National Games overshadowing four other bidders Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.
"The IOA accepted our bid, and has allotted Meghalaya to host the 2022 National Games," Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) president John F Kharshïing told newsmen over phone
Earlier this year, Meghalaya submitted its bid before the Indian Olympic Association(IOA) to host the Games.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had said hosting the National Games would be a fitting tribute to the State and the people to mark the 50th year of Meghalaya's statehood.
However, preparations for the Games would include huge infrastructure for not only hosting 32 Olympic and eight non-Olympic disciplines but also for hospitality.
Till date, only two states in the North East have hosted the National Games – Manipur in 1999 and Assam in 2007.
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