The 33rd National Games commenced on Sunday (Nov 10) at the Peshawar Sports Complex, with athletes from across the country set to take part in 32 men’s and 27 women’s games. The event formally kicked off after musician Salman Ahmed entertained the crowd with some national songs at the opening ceremony.
According to provincial minister Muhammad Atif Khan, as many as 10,000 athletes from Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Wapda, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Pakistan Police, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir are to participate at the Games.
Meanwhile, Karachi will host the Sailing championship, Shooting will be held in Jhelum, Islamabad will conduct swimming and rowing competitions respectively. Athletes from across the country will participate in 32 games which are divided into different categories.
The games include Athletics, Boxing, Hockey, Karate, Football, Tug of War, volleyball, Wrestling, Archery, Baseball, Softball, Table Tennis, Wushu, Gymnastic, Rugby, Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Badminton and Handball.
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