India to host 2022 Commonwealth Games shooting and archery events
India will host the shooting and archery championships, which had originally been left out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games - six months before the main multi-sport competition takes place in Birmingham.
Sanjeev Rajput of India competes in the Men's 50m Rifle 3P final during Shooting on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Belmont Shooting Centre on April 14, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia
The medals won in the events to now be staged in Chandigarh at the start of 2022 will count in the final tally of the Birmingham Games, which take place in July and August later in the year, the Commonwealth Games Federation said.
The Indian Olympic Association had initially threatened to boycott the Birmingham Games over the exclusion of shooting, which is an optional sport for host cities.
They withdrew the threat in December and offered to host separate championships for archery and shooting, both of which had been omitted from the Birmingham schedule.