Bindra, Gopichand in Task Force for next three Olympics
New Delhi : India has pulled up its socks for the upcoming three Olympics Games. Preparations have started from now as the Sports Ministry included India’s lone Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha in an eight-member Task Force for next three Olympics.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi had announced to set up a task force after India won just two medals in Rio Games.
The other five members of the task force are School Sports Promotion Board head Om Pathak, hockey coach S Baldev Singh, who runs an academy in Shahabad, G L Khanna (Professor and Dean of Exercise and Physiology at Manav Rachna International University at Faridabad), journalist Rajesh Kalra and Sports Authority of Gujarat Director General Sandeep Pradhan.
The main job of the task force will be to suggest a comprehensive action plan including short-term, medium-term and long-term measures for effective participation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games.