2012 SAG in Delhi

2012 SAG in Delhi

India was picked to host the regional sporting event in the 41st South Asian Olympic Council meeting earlier this month in Dhaka after Bhutan, whose turn it was to host the next SAG, expressed its inability to stage the meet.

“We have given in principle approval to the Indian Olympic Association to host the 12th South Asian Games in place of Bhutan,” a sports ministry official said.

“The ministry made it clear that the host city should be Delhi as the South Asian Games will be the perfect opportunity to utilise the huge infrastructure that is being raised for the Commonwealth Games,” he added.

The national capital will host the Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14 this year. India has hosted the South Asian Games twice thus far — in 1987 (Kolkata) and in 1995 (Chennai).

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