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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports22-November, 2012 17:05 IST
Assessment of Infrastructure created during CWG with vision of hosting Olympic Games

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that at present the Ministry/Government has not envisaged any plans of hosting Olympic Games in the country in the near future. However, all the stadia/sporting infrastructure constructed/renovated for Commonwealth Games,2010 are being regularly maintained in proper condition by government agencies and are being regularly used for holding of various sporting events/national coaching camps for optimum utilization of the various stadia. The Government has introduced ‘Come and Play’ Scheme in the designated areas of Sports Authority of India stadia in New Delhi as well as in all centres of SAI spread across the country, for both imparting professional training to established sportspersons as also to beginners with the objective of encouraging participation in Sports and for optimum utilization of stadia.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Singh said, the Ministry/Government in consultation with the Sports Authority of India and the various National Sports Federations (NSFs) draws the Annual Calendar of Training and Competition (ACTC) for preparations of Indian sportspersons/teams for International events. The Ministry has already initiated preparations for Olympic Games, 2020 with intermediate milestones of Asian Games (2014 & 2019), Commonwealth Games (2014 & 2018) and Olympics-2016. Identification of sportspersons, training of core probables, provision of expert coaches and support personnel, foreign exposure for both training and competition, scientific support are part of such preparations under Long Term Development Plan (LTDP) which are prepared and finalized in consultation with respective National Sports Federations (NSFs).

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