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After dismal Rio show, PM forms task force to plan for next three Olympics (Relevant for GS Mains Paper III, Topic: Sports Reforms)

Task Force
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of a task force which will help to plan for the “effective participation” of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympics, to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028.

He made the announcement at the monthly meeting of the Union Council of Ministers and said the structure of the task force would be in place in the next few days. 

Functions expected of Task Force
The task force will prepare an overall strategy for facilities, training, selection procedures and other related matters.

India’s Performance at Last Two Olympics
India had to content itself with two medals in the Rio Olympics, although a larger number of sportspersons qualified for the 2016 Games than for the previous events. The medal tally, however, came down from six in London Olympics of 2012 to just two.



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