On January 2, 2023, The Maharashtra State Olympic Games will begin in nine different cities throughout the state. Over the following 10 days, around 8,000 athletes will compete in 39 different sports. In Pune, the Balewadi Stadium will play host to 24 contests. Sportspeople and teams will compete in the wrestling (Pune), softball (Jalgaon), badminton (Nagpur), and yoga asana (Nashik) categories on the first day.
Pune will host the ceremonial opening ceremony on January 5, 2023. The ceremony will be attended by Pune’s Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil, Maharashtra Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Girish Mahajan, and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. After 22 years, the state government is organizing the events in collaboration with the Maharashtra Olympic Association (MOA).
Suhas Diwse, the state’s sports commissioner, stated at a news conference the day before the competition that Maharashtrian athletes consistently place first or second in a variety of national competitions. He claimed that “our athletes have the talent to succeed at the Olympic level as well, and the games will be an excellent platform to recognize and develop them.” The Maharashtra Olympic Association is happy that the competitions are finally happening. They would provide the ideal setting for great players to succeed, according to MOA Secretary Namdev Shirgaonkar.
“Pune is the sporting hub of our nation. This is the reason we are holding such a lovely sports festival here. According to Saurav Rao, the divisional commissioner of Pune, “all the gifted players from our state will come together for a special experience and demonstrate their excellence.