Asian Games: New Delhi to host torch relay on July 15

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New Delhi:

The 2018 Asian Games torch relay will be held in the national capital on July 15 and several sports personalities from the past and present will be part of this significant sporting event.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Organising Committee of the Indonesia Asian Games (INASGOC) to conduct torch relay of the 18th Asian Games.

The event this time will be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta is "delighted" about the torch relay being organised here 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 topped the medal tally and was followed by hosts India.

(With inputs from agencies)

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