New Delhi to host Asian Games torch relay on July 15

The Indian Olympic Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organising Committee of the Indonesia Asian Games to conduct the torch relay of the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

A host of sports personalities from the past and present will be part of the 2018 Asian Games torch relay to be held in the national capital on July 15. (Representational Image)   -  AFP

A host of sports personalities from the past and present will be part of the 2018 Asian Games torch relay to be held in the national capital on July 15.

The Indian Olympic Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organising Committee of the Indonesia Asian Games to conduct the torch relay of the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

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IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said that he was delighted about the torch relay being organised where it all began for the Asiad in 1951.

The first-ever Asian Games were held in New Delhi in 1951 with 11 nations competing in it across eight sports. Japan had topped the medal tally and was followed by host India.