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Khelo India 2020 Preview: Schedule, Time Table, Where to watch, History

The 3rd edition of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 began on 9 January 2020 at Guwahati. The Khelo India School Games is a part of the larger Khelo India event, launched by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) in order to promote sports as well as excellence in sports.

The Khelo India India Youth Games 2020 will see best athletes from 35 states and Union Territories battling it out in 20 disciplines. The 12-day long Khelo India Youth Games 2020 edition will be kick off on 10 January with Kabaddi, Gymnastics and Volleyball in the preliminary rounds.

Khelo India 2020 Schedule

Events Date
Archery 10 January 2020 to 13 January 2020
Athletics 11 January 2020 to 14 January 2020
Badminton 18 January 2020 to 21st January 2020
Basketball 16 January 2020 to 20 January 2020
Boxing 16 January 2020 to 22 January 2020
Cycling 12 January 2020 to 16 January 2020
Football U17 Boys Group stage: 12 January 2020 to 17 January 2020
Football U17 Boys Semi-finals: 19 January 2020
Football U17 Boys Final: 21st January 2020
Football U17 Girls Group stage: 13 January 2020 to 18 January 2020
Football U17 Girls Semi-finals: 20 January 2020
Football U17 Girls Final: 22 January 2020
Football U 21 Boys Royal Global event: 13 January 2020 to 14 January 2020
Football U 21 Boys Group stage: 15 January 2020 to 18 January 2020
Football U 21 Boys Semi-finals: 20 January 2020
Football U 21 Boys Final: 22 January 2020
Football U 21 Girls Group stage: 13 January 2020 to 18 January 2020
Football U 21 Girls Semi-finals: 20 January 2020
Football U 21 Girls Final: 22 January 2020
Gymnastics 9 January 2020 to 14 January 2020
Hockey 13 January 2020 to 21st January 2020
Judo 10 January 2020 to 14 January 2020
Kabaddi 9 January 2020 to 13 January 2020
Kho Kho 15 January 2020 to 19 January 2020
Lawn Bowl
12 January 2020 to 21st January 2020
Shooting 11 January 2020 to 18 January 2020
Swimming 17 January 2020 to 22 January 2020
Table Tennis 10 January 2020 to 14 January 2020
Tennis 17 January 2020 to 22 January 2020
Volleyball 9 January 2020 to 15 January 2020
Weightlifting 16 January 2020 to 22 January 2020
Wrestling 16 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

The Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education in Sonapur, Guwahati will host 8 state Kabaddi teams in both the U-17 and U-21 age categories for boys and girls.

Time Table

9th January- 9 am to 1 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls; 3 pm to 6 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls)

10th January- 8 am to 2 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls)

11th January- 9 am to 6 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls)

12th January- Semi-finals: 1 pm to 6 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls)

13th January- Finals: 11 am to 3 pm: U 17and U 19 (Boys and girls)

Also Read: Govt. launches Khelo India University Games, announces venue & dates

History

Khelo India 2019
DNA

The Khelo India Youth Games began as the Khelo India School Games in 2018. In the first edition, Haryana dominated the competition, winning a total of 102 medals (38 Gold, 26 Silver and 38 Bronze medals). Maharashtra and Delhi followed Haryana on the second and third position. 

The Indian Olympic Association came on board and renamed the Khelo India School Games as Khelo India Youth Games in 2019. The competition was held in Pune, Maharashtra and the hosts took the top spot with 228 medals (85 Gold, 62 Silver and 60 Bronze medals). Haryana and Delhi followed. 

How does the Khelo India Youth Games Work?

Khelo India Youth Games 2020 KreedOn
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For 62 years, the School Games Federation of India has organised the U 17 and U 21 competitions. However, they were informed about finishing their competitions much before the Khelo India Youth Games.

Similarly, the National Sports Federations’ (NSFs) conducting national competitions at various age groups rescheduled their event.

The three of them- SGFI, NSFs and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) converge to form the Games Technical Conduct Committee.

They will send their best performing athletes from various national level competitions to showcase in the mega competition. 

When and where to watch the Khelo India Youth Games 2020?

Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports First will broadcast various events of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 live. The Khelo India Youth Games can also be streamed live on Hotstar.

Manan Dharamshi
I usually describe myself with three 'F's, i.e, Food, Football and Films. Born and Brought up in Bangalore since the mid-1990s, I have always had a huge interest in playing football, cricket and watching other sports. People who know me always tell I bleed football. Sports, and Football, in particular, has helped me through hard times and helped me to shape my view on the world. And that is one of the reasons why I want to serve as a Sports Journalist.

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