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Games Torch reaches the Capital

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Relay bearing the Games torch reached Thiruvananthapuram yesterday, the eighth day after it started its journey. Earlier a rousing reception was given to the torch at the district’s periphery and from there it was brought in to the city with much fanfare.

 

Hunderds of people voluntarily joined the relay at all major junctions as it approached the city. It was received at Martyrs’ Column, Palayam by Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Mayor Chandrika and V. Sivankutty MLA, trainees of various sports disciplines, skaters and a large crowd.

 

Archery competitions will be star studded

Friday, January 30, 2015

All the top archers of the country have entered for the National Games. The final accreditation list confirms that 117 men and 111 women archers will participate. The list includes Arjuna awardees, Olympians, World Cup medallists, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medallists and national record holders.

 

Archery competitions of the National Games are classified broadly into three namely Indian Round, Compound and Recurve. Under each classification, individual and team competitions for men and women and a mixed event are scheduled, totalling to 15 events.

 

Karbonn to be Platinum sponsor of the Games

Friday, January 30, 2015

Karbonn, one of the fastest growing mobile brands in the country, has signed on as a Platinum sponsor of the Games. 

 

New Hockey stadium opened, to be known as Dhyan Chand Plaza

Friday, January 30, 2015

The new Hockey stadium at Ashramam, Kollam, which will host the Hockey Competitions of the National Games was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today. The artificial turfed playing area, the first of its kind in Kerala, was opened by Minister for Labour ShriShibu Baby John. The hockey matches are scheduled from 1st to 11th of February, 2015.

 

Athletes start arriving

Friday, January 30, 2015

The first set of State contingents has arrived. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh were the first to arrive at the capital. Several other large contingents of teams and officials have also arrived. In all the venue districts, rousing reception has been extended to the athletes and officials, coordinated by the respective District Organising Committees (DOC) and peoples’ representatives.

 

Karni Singh Plaza is name of new Shooting Range

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new shooting range at Vattityoorkavu, Thiruvananthapura, where the pistol and rifle events of the National Games shooting competitions are scheduled, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

 

The Chief Minister affirmed that the world class venues made ready for the Games shall be maintained post-Games as well, which would benefit the future generations.

 

Renovated Chandrashekharan Nair Stadium opened, named PT Usha Plaza

Thursday, January 29, 2015

 One of the iconic structures of the Thiruvananthapuram city, Chandrashekharan Nair Stadium was renovated and re-dedicated to the public by the Honourable Minister for Home Ramesh Chennithala.

 

Games Torch Relay enters Ernakulam

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Games torch relay has reached Ernakulam on its week-long journey from Kasargode to Trivandrum.

 

Right from the starting of its journey it has been receiving a rousing reception from the public at all points along its route.

 

Feeder relays from Malappuram and Palakkad have joined with the main relay at Kottakkal and Thrissur respectively as per schedule.

 

Trivandrum International Stadium opened, ready for opening ceremony

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared open the Trivandrum International Stadium at Karyavattom today.  The stadium, which will be fully complete by mid 2015 with facilities such as Clubhouse, Convention centre, Shopping mall, etc, is now ready as venue for the Games’ opening ceremony on Saturday, January 31.

 

In his inaugural address the Chief Minister said that getting the new stadium ready in time is a wonderful achievement. The blooming of new Games venues across the State would even open up possibilities of developing Sports Tourism in a big way, he added.

 

Hosts appear to have best line-up in badminton

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kerala appears to have an edge over others with ace singles player H.S. Prannoy in its squad along with two good doubles combinations, namely Arun Vishnu & Alwyn Francis, who are the current national doubles winners, and experienced campaigners Sanave Thomas & Roopesh Kumar. There are also hopes that P.C.Thulasi, Aparna Balan and J,K. Malavika form a strong women brigade for Kerala.

 

Many well-known names of Indian Badminton are yet to be accredited for the National Games. Prannoy is one of the few who has already confirmed his participation.

 

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