LAHORE: The training camps for various sports have commenced on the instructions of Director General Sports Punjab, Dr Asif Tufail, at different venues in preparation for the 34th National Games to be held in Quetta.
Around 300 players and team officials have arrived at Nishtar Park Sports Complex for training.
In the first phase, training camps for gymnastics, baseball, taekwondo, cycling, rugby, rowing, tennis, basketball, bodybuilding, judo, karate, and squash will be organised at different locations.
The Sports Board Punjab will provide top-notch facilities, including quality food, during the training camps. Dr Tufail expressed confidence that Punjab athletes would deliver satisfactory performances and win more medals than other participating teams. Dr Tufail said that all the players will be given best training under the supervision of professional coaches.
Earlier, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), in consultation with all the stakeholders, had confirmed that the 34th National Games will be held as per schedule in Quetta.
POA's president Arif Hassan chaired a high-profile meeting with officials and members of the general council today following the ongoing political chaos in the country.
In the meeting, all the members and officials reviewed the current condition in the country. With the support of Balochistan government, it was decided that the games will go on as per schedule.
According to the schedule, events in National Games will be started on May 12 in Quetta. The opening ceremony of the event will be held on May 22.