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Northeast has the most potential to produce top athletes, says IOA president

Narinder Batra has said the northeast region is immensely talented and possesses tremendous physical endurance to withstand the rigours of playing a competitive sport.

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Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra 

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PTI

Updated: 15 Nov 2021 1:09 PM GMT

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra said there is more potential in the country's northeast region than in any other part to produce talented sportspersons.

He said that athletes from the northeast region are "immensely talented" and possess tremendous physical endurance to withstand the rigours of playing a competitive sport. Batra stated that the northeast region would produce more and more top athletes in the future.

The IOA president is on a two-day visit to the state, having visited West Bengal before coming here. Batra also commended the work of the Sikkim government which he said was developing infrastructure and working at the grassroots level and rural areas.

Batra is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and president of the International Hockey Federation (IHF).

He said that he is in Sikkim for the development of sports in the state. Sikkim Olympic Association president Kuber Bhandari and its executive committee members accorded Batra a warm welcome on his arrival.

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