India must focus on few identified sports to win more medals at Rio Olympics: Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday stressed on the need to focus on few identified sports so that the country can win more medals at international events like Olympics.
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday stressed on the need to focus on few identified sports so that the country can win more medals at international events like Olympics.
It is necessary to identify few sports and acquire competitive advantage from the point of view of winning more medals, he said.
"We should play all kinds of sports but should concentrate more in identified 10-12 sports so that we can win medals in those sports," he said at GAIL-Indian Speedstar event in New Delhi.
He also emphasised that India is slowly making its mark in international events.
In the last London Olympics, India won 6 medals and the country is sending largest ever contingent this year for Rio Olympics, he said.
Praising efforts of PSUs, he said, these companies are also socially responsible and have been promoting sports.
India's history suggests that PSUs have always encouraged sports and provided jobs to sportsperson of eminence
Medal winners have been urged not to abuse the relaxation in the rules at the Tokyo Games, which have been marked by their strict anti-coronavirus measures after opening a year late.
Olympic organisers say two people among the 198 are receiving hospital treatment. Neither of those two cases is severe.
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