The London Summer Olympic Games, which will start on July 27, have an Indian connection.
The city of Meerut is known for having industries that manufacture world quality sports goods. These units in Meerut have been supplying athletic equipment and sports goods to the Games since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and the Asian Games since the 1982 Asiad in New Delhi. The London Games would be the sixth straight Olympic Games for using Made-in-Meerut equipment.
Pole vault and high jump equipment, starting blocks and hurdles were extensively used at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. For the upcoming London Games, six different products, under 12 categories have been supplied which include hammers, discus and shotput.
The manufacturing units of Meerut regularly export sports equipment to countries like South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Taiwan, China and also the USA.