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Government Will Make Efforts To Take Kabaddi To Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tells Lok Sabha

Responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Kiren Rijiju said kabaddi is an indigenous sport and that the government would make efforts to take it to the Olympics

Government Will Make Efforts To Take Kabaddi To Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tells Lok Sabha
File - Indian players celebrate after winning the men's Kabbadi final match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. | File Photo
Government Will Make Efforts To Take Kabaddi To Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tells Lok Sabha
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2020-03-19T16:06:53+05:30

The government will make efforts to take indigenous sport kabaddi to the Olympics, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday. (More Sports News)

"A total of 2,880 athletes have been selected under the Khelo India scheme for further training to excel in various national/international competitions," he told Lok Sabha.

Responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports said kabaddi is an indigenous sport and that the government would make efforts to take it to the Olympics.

Under the schemes, promising sportspersons and teams identified are provided support of modern sports science and exposure abroad under experts of respective disciplines, among others, he said.

"Sports being a state subject, the responsibility of promotion of sports, including identification of young talent and its nurturing, rests with state governments," he added.

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