13th South Asian Games: Preparation underway
Having placed at the back of all hesitation regarding the time table of South Asian (SA) Games in Nepal, the Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has subsequently started education camp of 23 disciplines for the nearby multi-sports extravaganza from final week.
Though the revised choice of conserving the thirteenth version of the SA Games in Nepal from December 1 to ten was finalized on the South Asian Olympic Council’s government board assembly in Bangkok in March, the BOA became apparently reluctant to start the camp, bringing up that it became not officially informed about the schedule by using the host state.
The BOA, but, began speaking with the Nepal Olympic Committee after the hosts unveiled the mascot and emblem of the video games in May. The BOA began the education camp after you have assurance from Nepal as well as being ensured of monetary help from the government.
“Conducting training of the athletes isn’t the obligation of Bangladesh Olympic Association, nevertheless we’re doing it,” BOA secretary preferred Syed Shahid Reza said the day before today. “After getting an economic warranty of Tk 15 crore from the authorities, we sat with one of a kind federation officers and informed them to start education camp from July 15.”
BOA education committee’s member secretary AK Sarker informed that Bangladesh will participate in 25 out of 27 disciplines and, besides for cricket and soccer, all the different federations have commenced training camps with some 666 athletes — 355 male and 311 girls — at specific venues outside and inside of Dhaka.
Each of the athletes gets Tk 875 for food and laundry consistent with day, he added.
“We haven’t but determined on how many activities we are able to participate because the federations have sought one month’s time to assess their training camp after which they may inform us approximately the feasible events.
“But it’s far certain that we aren’t taking part in all occasions because we are able to provide precedence in those events which hold capacity and people athletes who’re enhancing their performance,” stated Sarker.
Bangladesh best won 4 gold medals — in swimming and one each in taking pictures and weightlifting — together with 15 silver and 56 bronze medals in the 12th SA Games in Guwahati and Shillong in 2016.
Shahid Reza stated that they’ll amplify their supporting hand in case the federations want to rope in foreign coaches for accurate results from the nearby competitions.
He also informed that China confident they of supplying coaches in weightlifting and gymnastics, even though gymnastics isn’t a SA Games area, including that kabaddi and capturing already have overseas coaches.
“I desire the athletes will produce better outcomes than the closing version due to the fact cricket has back after one version. Football, capturing, archery and fencing have potential while there is an ideal opportunity in taekwondo, judo, and wushu due to exclusion of Afghanistan from the games,” Reza stated.
Make no mistake though; the funding is just about well worth it. Despite the 2008 Olympic Games being almost entirely written off via the government the infrastructure and initiatives create inside the lead up to that event have left a long-lasting effect on Beijing properly after the carnival had packed up and moved on. Many of the maximum critical marks left on Beijing are the matters which have gone unseen; the planting of heaps of acres of bushes inside the deserts of Northern China have made sandstorms inside the capital much less common, the restrictions on driving motors on positive days of the week has decreased emissions within the capital has decreased emissions through 20% and even the block-by way of-block campaign to make Beijingers much less Chinese and more well-matched with overseas cultures (that consists of at the least trying to line up) has left a seemingly indelible albeit constrained trace, no longer to mention the foremost capital works like new subway lines that citizens now revel in.
It’s clear that the Chinese get it greater so than many different international locations which have hosted those huge-scale events; sure it’s showing off, building the largest stadium, maintaining the maximum spectacular opening ceremony, apparently recruiting each student inside u . S. A. To get in the back of the movement, but it is also extra than that, it is becoming that a rustic with over 4,000 years of records has the capability of lengthy-time period, and that in the long run the entity with a purpose to advantage maximum from these Asian games isn’t the athletes or the officers but the city itself, and the millions of folks who rely on it for their livelihood.