From hosting the G20 summit to the National Games and others, here's how Goa became a hub for international events
This year, Goa hosted the G20 summit that brought together influential leaders and representatives from G20 nations to discuss issues concerning energy, tourism, health, etc.
The 37th edition of the National Games, also known as the 'Indian Olympics', also took place in Goa, this year. Athletes from 28 states participated in a wide range of 43 different sports disciplines.
For almost two decades, Goa has served as a permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India, successfully hosting the event and attracting famous personalities from around the world.
Goa is also home to one of the most challenging endurance events in the world, the Ironman 70.3. This year too, it hosted the event in Miramar, Panjim.
Goa organised 16 of the 32 matches, which included two quarterfinals and both semi-finals, of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
Goa held its inaugural International Environment and Sustainability Summit in February to explore future directions in environmental and sustainable practices.
The famous electronic dance music (EDM) festival 'Sunburn' takes place in Goa every year and is well-known globally. This highly awaited event attracts EDM fans and DJs from various parts of the world.
Varca beach in South Goa hosted the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour in October, this year. It was one of the first major world-level tournaments held in India.