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200 delegations to participate in SOG 2019

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

Two-hundred delegations will participate in the upcoming Special (SOG) 2019.

The organising committee announced the news in a press conference on Wednesday. Of the 200, 195 will be participating delegations while the other five will be observers, reports

A half-century after the first-ever was held in in 1968, 2019 aims to host a "Games of Firsts" at the starting point of the next 50 years. The games are also being held for the first time in the

Over 2,500 women will be in the game, the largest number ever. And for the first time, is sending female athletes.

As for the hosts, 320 athletes will participate for the United Arab Emirates, making it the largest delegation in 2019, followed closely by Indian and American teams.

After the opening ceremony on Thursday night, 7,500 athletes in total will take part in 24 sports, which will run till Match 21.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 10:08 IST
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