SAOC decides to postpone South Asian Games until 2024

05 Oct 2022 | 11:20
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The South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) member nations decided to postpone the 14th South Asian Games until March 2024.

This was determined by the group in a meeting that took place on Tuesday in Cambodia alongside the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly.

Lt Gen (retd) Arif Hasan, president of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), and Khalid Mehmood, secretary, were present. Arif serves as the OCA's vice president as well.

The flood situation in Pakistan was one of many topics that were discussed, according to Khalid, who spoke to The News from Cambodia.

The contestants concurred that managing expenses and competing in the Asian and South Asian Games back-to-back was not simple.

The 14th South Asian Games, which were originally slated for March 2023, were unanimously decided to be postponed, according to him.

The final South Asian Federation Games (SAF Games), which were first contested in 1984, took place in Nepal in 2019. The Games have recently been postponed since a date has not been determined.

The Maldives brought home one gold and four bronze medals from the most recent competitions. Gold was won by Hassan Saaid in the 100-meter race.

Editor Note
The last south asian games was held in 2019 in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal.