Punjab Games

First (and only) Punjab Games were held from December 05-11, 2004, in Patiala city in Indian Punjab .

Some 700 sports persons from both Eastern and Western Punjab competed in following sports:

  • Hockey
  • Cycling
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Polo
  • Handball
  • Wrestling
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Tug of war
  • Shooting
  • Kabaddi

Second Punjab Games 2005 were scheduled to be held in Lahore, the provincial capital of Western Punjab in December 2005; and were postponed, and eventually cancelled, due to 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

Third Punjab Games 2006 were proposed to be held in Jalandhar, however never happened .

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