New Delhi: After receiving two medals at the Rio Olympics despite sending a contingent of 118 athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now decided to set up a task force to prepare an extensive action plan for the next three Olympics games to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028.
The task force would comprise members from both within the country and abroad, and these experts are going to layout a complete plan discussing about the selection, training and sports facilities to be provided to the athletes.
India’s performance at the Rio Olympics has brought to light poor facilities provided to the sportspersons of the country. However, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik succeeded in opening up India’s ‘medal account’ at the Olympics by winning a silver and bronze medal respectively. Dipa Karmakar’s performance was also applauded widely, but she missed the medal by narrow margin.
The nation has also criticised the way politicians and sports administration, responsible for providing the essentials to the athletes, behaved at the Rio Games. Many have criticised the way politicians influence sports bodies which sometimes lead to favouritism and nepotism, or leads to lack of facilities to the sportspersons.
First Published | 27 August 2016 8:59 AM