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CWG 2022 Live – Indian Flag Hoist CWG 2022: The Commonwealth Games are just a few hours away. On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022, the Indian flag was hoisted at the CWG Village in Birmingham. Several top Indian sportspersons including India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams took part in the flag hoisting ceremony at the CWG village on Thursday. Follow InsideSport.IN for more CWG live updates
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Indian flag hoisting at CWG 2022: The flag was hosted in the presence of top officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Acting President Anil Khanna and Team India Chef de Mission, Rajesh Bhandari hoisted the flag in a ceremony filled with music and dance.
Earlier, Indian ace shuttler and Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh were announced as the two flag bearers of the Indian team at the opening ceremony.
“It is a great honor to lead the team and carry the flag at such a grand gathering. I am very happy and I wish all my fellow team all the best for the Games. I would also like to thank IOA for choosing me as the flag bearer,” Sindhu said in a Badminton Association of India (BAI) media release.
Besides Sindhu, the names of Olympic medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and boxer Lovlina Borgohain were also considered.
Meanwhile, the decision to name Singh as flag bearer was a last minute one. The IOA was informed by the Birmingham Organizing Committee that each country must nominate two flagbearers – one male and one female – for the event. Manpreet led the Indian men’s hockey team to a bronze medal in Tokyo
Acting President of IOA Anil Khanna: “Manpreet Singh ended Indian hockey’s 41-year Olympic medal drought with a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics last year. He is one of the best athletes to represent India on the international stage. We are delighted to name him and Sindhu as the two flag bearers.”
- When does the CWG opening ceremony start? The opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2022 will begin at 7:00 PM local time or 11:30 PM IST in Birmingham.
- How to watch the opening ceremony live? The opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2022 will be telecast live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 4 TV channels in India. Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.
- What is the location of the opening ceremony? its venue CWG 2022 The opening ceremony will be held at the Alexander Stadium, the Games’ main athletics venue.
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