After India won just two medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the creation of a “task force” that will set up a comprehensive action plan to help Indian athletes prepare for the next three Olympics of 2020, 2024 and 2028, ‘Indian Express’ has reported.
The Prime Minister made the announcement at the meeting of Council of Ministers on Friday that a task force will be set up in the next few days to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games. The team will comprise of members who are in-house experts as well as those from outside.
The aim of the task force, Modi said, will be to prepare the overall strategy for better sports facilities in the country, training, selection procedure and other related matters.
India had sent a contingent of 119 athletes to the Rio Olympics this year, the largest ever. Of this large contingent, badminton ace P.V. Sindhu’s Silver and wrestler Sakshi Malik’s Bronze medals were the only saving grace for India.