After five postponements, the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday said that the 34th National Games will be held from December 9-22 in Jharkhand. The Games, originally scheduled to be held in 2007, were first postponed due to delay in infrastructure construction.
After another three postponement due to one reason or the other, the Games were slated to be held in November-December last year only to get postponed as the dates clashed with the Assembly polls in the state.
State capital Ranchi will host 24 disciplines, including athletics, badminton, shooting and aquatics. Dhanbad and Jamshedpur will stage six and four disciplines respectively, an IOA release said.