Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says kabaddi can become Olympic sport
Unveiling the first edition of Kabaddi Masters Dubai, Rathore said, 'Hopefully kabaddi will very soon become a global sport and we will see it emerge as a strong contender for an Olympic sport.'
Dubai: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday said indigenous sport kabaddi has got all the ingredients to become an Olympic sport.
Unveiling the first edition of Kabaddi Masters Dubai, Rathore said, "Hopefully kabaddi will very soon become a global sport and we will see it emerge as a strong contender for an Olympic sport."
The nine-day six-nation meet has participation from football-crazy Latin American nation Argentina who are competing at the international level only second time after the 2016 World Cup in Ahmedabad.
Kenya are also making their international debut.
Kabaddi has got all the qualities to become an Olympic sport. It has got speed, agility, power and teamwork. Hopefully when kabaddi comes to Olympics we will clinch the first gold medal, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist said.
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“I don’t see me and Saina hitting top form for a month, at least. But, we hope to be ready by January, when tournaments resume,” Kashyap said.
The competition, which has been under discussion for months, will have strict anti-infection measures in place.
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SAI also said "athletes who have to travel beyond 500 km will be provided with an air ticket while those athletes who are stationed less than 500 km may travel by Train in 3rd AC."