2022 National Games at Meghalaya

Meghalaya will host the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state.

With this Meghalaya has become the third north-eastern state to host the National Games. Earlier, Manipur and Assam had hosted the games in 1999 and 2007, respectively.

Early National Games or the Indian Olympic Games were held in Feb 1924 in Delhi to select Indian competitors for the 1924 Antwerp Olympics. Later, the games were held every two years, and were renamed as National Games during the 9th Games in Bombay in 1940.

The Indian Olympic Association, the sports organising body of the nation, mooted the concept of the National Games to promote the development of sports and of the Olympic movement in India and was responsible for host city selection.

The first Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi
Next year, Goa will be hosting the National Games 2017 from November 17 to 28.