Sikkim will be sending a contingent of 240 athletes in 14 disciplines to represent the state in the upcoming ‘North East Olympic Games’ in Shillong, scheduled to be held from November 10 to 16.
According to the President of Sikkim Olympic Association (SOA) – Kuber Bhandari, “Training camps for the athletes are underway in different parts of the Himalayan state.”
“With the support of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, this time Sikkim is sending the largest contingent. I have visited all the coaching centres and motivated the athletes and coaches for better performance in the games,” he said.
Sikkim’s football team will reach Shillong on November 4, and the rest of the contingent on November 8. The SOA is planning a programme on Wednesday to encourage the athletes.
It is worth noting that the games will be held in 18 Olympic disciplines, including Judo, Wrestling, Cycling and Golf.