IOA withdraws boycott call for 2022 Commonwealth Games
01 January 2020 Current Affairs:
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) withdrawn its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over Shooting’s exclusion. It also announced that the country bid to host either the 2026 or the 2030 edition. The Commonwealth Games Federation (GCF) decided to submit a formal proposal to host a Commonwealth Shooting Championships before the main Games.GCF President Dame Louise Martin welcomed India confirming participation at the Birmingham Games. The country’s apex body for Olympic sports next approaches the government for the necessary clearances to host the multi-sport event. The country hosted the 2010 edition in the national capital.
Commonwealth Games Federation
Commonwealth Games Federation branded as Commonwealth Sport is the international organization responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.