India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

Narendra Modi flagging off the “Run For Rio”, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on July 31, 2016
Narendra Modi flagging off the “Run For Rio”, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on July 31, 2016

India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

After India’s poor performance at the recent Rio Olympics, the country has decided to take steps to help athletes do better at the future games.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s today that a Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games in 2020, 2024, and 2028.

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The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports facility, training, selection procedure, and other related matters.

According to the government, the Task Force will comprise members who are in house experts as well as those from outside.

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The Prime Minister said that the Task Force will be set up over the next few days.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, India sent a record number of 118 athletes and could win only 2 medals: 1 bronze and 1 silver.

Woman wrestler Sakshi Malik won bronze medal in freestyle 58 kg category and shuttler P. V. Sindhu won a silver medal.

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