Bengaluru: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday visited SAI NSSC in Bengaluru to review the progress of the Indian athletes at the National Camps for Rio Olympics to be held from 5 to 21 August.
Accompanied by SAI DG Injeti Srinivas, Goel interacted with the athletes and enquired about their preparedness for the Olympics.
"The minister wished all athletes, including Hockey (Men), Athletes (Walkers, Middle and Long Distance runners and Relay team) and Para Athletes all the best for Olympics/Paralympics," the Ministry said in a release.
"He also complimented the Staff, Coaches, Sports Scientists and Officers, who did a wonderful job to support the National Campers to make them comfortable by providing all the required facilities and prepare them for the International Competitions as well as for the forthcoming Rio Olympic Games 2016," it added.
The National Camps for athletics started way back in 2014, the camp for Indian Hockey team started in 2015 after the relaying of Synthetic turf, while camp for Archery begun in May 2016 after the facility was specially created on the lines of ambience expected to be available at Rio de Janeiro.