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Sports Ministry reviewing Rio performance

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel has decided to conduct within the Ministry a thorough review of India’s performance in Rio Olympics, 2016. The process has already begun.

The Minister has written individual letters to each of the athletes who participated in the Rio Olympics, 2016, seeking their feedback and suggestions. He has stated that they should feel free to give him their suggestions or feedback anytime either personally or through mail. In his letter, the Minister has stressed the need for more inputs from performers like them so that the pool of world class athletes can be enhanced and sports infrastructure strengthened.

The Ministry has also written to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to submit their feed-back on India’s performance in Rio Olympics, 2016 and steps for improving the performance in future. Such feedback will also be sought from the National Sports Federations (NSFs). Shri Vijay Goel will have detailed meetings with the IOA and the NSFs shortly in this regard. The objective of this exercise is to analyse India’s performance in Rio Olympics and bring about necessary improvements in future.

The Ministry will also take a look at the duties and responsibilities of various members of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics with the purpose of making a fair assessment of their role and taking steps for future improvement.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports will be visiting some prominent academies and SAI Centres in the country to have a first-hand knowledge of the facilities available for training of our athletes and improvement required. On 17th of this month, he will visit the Gopi Chand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad where he will meet players, coaches and other support persons. He will also visit the SAI Centre at Hyderabad.

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