IOA, Asian Video games organisers signal MoU, finalise Torch Relay particulars


By: PTI |
Revealed: Could 30, 2018 2:33:25 pm

Indian Olympic Association, Indian Olympic Association news, IOA, IOA news, Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee, sports news, Indian Express On Could 10, IOA had constituted an Organising Committee for the profitable conduct of the Torch Relay. (Supply: File)

The Indian Olympic Affiliation and a seven-member delegation from the Indonesia Asian Video games Organizing Committee on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and finalised the small print surrounding the graduation of the Torch Relay.

The Torch Relay for the 18th version of the Video games might be held on July 15 on the Main Dhyan Chand Nationwide Stadium within the capital the place the everlasting flame of the Asian Video games is positioned.

This 12 months’s Asian Video games will mark the 18th version of the celebrated event which might be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A MoU was additionally signed by Rajeev Mehta, Secretary Normal, IOA and Eris Herryanto, Secretary Normal, INASGOC which lined the assorted obligations for conduct of the Asian Video games Torch Relay right here.

On Could 10, IOA had constituted an Organising Committee for the profitable conduct of the Torch Relay.

The venue for the torch lit ceremony is known as after the legendary hockey participant and a three-time Olympic gold medallist.

The Nationwide Stadium was the primary stadium for the primary Asian Video games held in New Delhi in 1951 and carries an historic worth, not just for Indians however for the entire of Asia.

Talking on the event Mehta mentioned, “The Asian Video games is the most important occasion for Olympic sports activities in Asia and a number of the finest abilities participate on this championship.

“We at the Indian Olympic Association are privileged to kick start the Asian Games 2018 Torch Relay from the iconic Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and pass on the baton to all participating nations, marking the start of the 18th edition of this prestigious quadrennial Games.”

The Torch Relay is scheduled to start at eight:30am from Main Dhyan Chand Nationwide Stadium.

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