Karnataka sets up committee to select 75 medal winners for 2024 Olympics

The 75 selected sportspersons will be awarded Rs 5 lakh towards expenses such as training, supplements, and sports kit.

Bengaluru: Just five days after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced plans to groom 75 sportspersons for the next Olympics, Karnataka has begun taking concrete steps in the direction.

A high-level committee was constituted Friday by the Karnataka government to identify the potential medal winners for participating in the 2024 Athens Games.

In this regard, a government order approving the Amrith Sports Adoption scheme that the chief minister had announced on Independence Day.

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Youth empowerment and sports minister K.C. Narayana Gowda heads the committee which includes senior officials apart from the Karnataka Olympic Association chief.

The eight-member committee also has three sports personalities in the form of Arjuna awardees, hockey player V.R. Raghunath, badminton player Anup Sridhar, and swimming coach Nihar Ameen who is a Dronacharya awardee.

The 75 selected sportspersons will be awarded Rs 5 lakh towards expenses such as training, supplements, and sports kit.

The committee will go about its task of talent identification in a scientific manner, according to Gowda. The state government is aiming to bag the highest medal winners for the country in the next Olympics, he said.

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