Delhi may host shooting, archery competitions for 2026 CWG

NEW DELHI: The shooting and archery competitions of the 2026 Commonwealth Games could be hosted in the national capital, The Tribune reports.

According to the daily, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh has informally spoken to the Commonwealth Games Federation's top officials, including CGF chief executive David Grevemberg, about devising a plan to organise shooting and archery events as part of CWG 2026.

CGF said that the 2026 sports programme is still to be ratified. “The proposal from the Hamilton Volunteer Group to host the Commonwealth Games remains at an early stage... A draft Sports Programme from the Group is still a work in progress,” the CGF said in its statement to The Tribune

In initial talks, New Delhi has been touted as the city to co-host both archery and shooting competitions. A formal proposal regarding co-hosting shooting and archery is expected be sent from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to CGF.

If the co-hosting arrangements are agreed to by all parties, the medals won in these competitions will be added to the main tally of the 2026 Games. A similar arrangement was devised by IOA and CGF for the 2022 Birmingham CWG, for which Commonwealth shooting and archery competitions will be held in Chandigarh.

However, the medals won in the Chandigarh competitions will not be added to the main tally as there will be two separate medal tallies — one for the Chandigarh competitions and one for the Birmingham CWG. A week after the completion of the Birmingham CWG, there will be a third aggregate table, for Commonwealth Sport for 2022.