Kho-Kho gets recognition from Olympic Council of Asia

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has given recognition to India’s indigenous sport of Kho-Kho, a development that has been welcomed by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

he decision to recognise Kho-Kho was taken in the General Assembly of the OCA held on August 19.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE (THE HINDU ARCHIVES)

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has given recognition to India’s indigenous sport of Kho-Kho, a development that has been welcomed by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

The decision to recognise Kho-Kho was taken in the General Assembly of the OCA held here on August 19.

Kho-Kho will now be included as a demonstration sport in the Asian Indoor Games, with the possibility of being included as a discipline in the next Asian Games, official sources said.

“It is great that India’s indigenous sport Kho-Kho has been recognised as a discipline in the Asian Games. This development demonstrates the growing influence of India in the world of sports and will take Kho-Kho beyond the shores of the country across Asian nations and perhaps soon to the world,” Rathore said.