Panel to supervise Olympic preparation, plan for bidding of multidisciplinary sports activities occasions


A high-level committee, comprising prime officers of the sports activities ministry, Indian Olympic Affiliation and different stakeholders has been shaped to supervise the preparation of Indian athletes for the 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics and ‘put together a technique for bidding of multi-disciplinary sporting occasions for India.’

India has proven curiosity in bidding for the 2036 Olympics and a roadmap in direction of that could be introduced earlier than the IOC Session in Mumbai in September.

The 17-member panel shaped by the sports activities ministry can be headed by the Sports activities Minister. IOA president PT Usha, IOA vice-president Gagan Narang, government council member Yogeshwar Dutt, Athletes Fee chairperson MC Mary Kom, and AC members Sharath kamal, Rani Rampal. Former hockey worldwide Viren Rasquinha apart from Presidents of the Athletics Federation of India and All India Soccer Federation are a part of the panel. Sports activities Authority of India Director Basic and Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) CEO are additionally a part of the committee.

“It is felt that all possible support to facilitate better performance of Indian athletes needs to be extended by the government, with guidance from the highest level,” stated a discover from the Sports activities Ministry.

“The objectives of the committee are aligned to ensure that the performance of Indian athletes is optimized in the Olympics and other multi-disciplinary events.

For Paris 2024, the committee will ensure smooth logistical arrangements for the participation of the Indian contingent besides providing all support to potential and qualified athletes.

For the 2028 Los Angeles Games, the panel will chart out a roadmap, review the preparation process and ensure coordination among all stakeholders.

One of the Terms of Reference of the Committee is to also “put together a technique for bidding of multi disciplinary sporting occasions for India,” based on the notification.


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