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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
20-March-2017 17:03 IST
Government designates Olympians as National Observers

Government has designated the following Olympians as National Observers for the disciplines mentioned against each of them:-

 

S. No.

Sports Disciplines

Name of National Observers

1

Athletics

Ms. P.T. Usha

Ms. Anju Bobby George

2

Archery

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh

3

Badminton

Ms. Aparna Popat

4

Boxing

Ms. Mary Kom

Shri Akhil Kumar

5

Hockey

Shri Jagbir Singh

6

Shooting

Shri Abhinav Bindra

7

Tennis

Shri Somdev Devvarman

8

Weightlifting

Ms. Karnam Malleshwari

9

Wrestling

Shri Sushil Kumar

10

Football

Shri I. M. Vijayan

11

Swimming

Shri Khajan Singh

12

Table Tennis

Shri Kamlesh Mehta

 

 

The National Observers will assist the Government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations (NSFs) concerned including Indian Olympic Association in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority and priority sports covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring & evaluation of athlete performance.  Apart from providing inputs for their respective disciplines, the National Observers would also to be consulted as a group on crosscutting issues impacting sports development in the country.

 

The National Observers would be playing a key role in implementation of action plans for Mission Olympics 2020, 2024 and 2028.

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