Thursday, 26 August 2010

Indian contingent of 495 athletes for Commonwealth Games

A huge contingent of 495 Indian athletes will compete for 829 medals at the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010, to be held from 3rd-14th October in New Delhi.

These sportspersons would be short-listed by the end of this month from 838 core probables, undergoing training at various SAI and Non-SAI centres.

Core Indian probables, including 353, women in 17+1 (Para-Sports) disciplines have been training under the scheme “Preparations of Indian Teams for CWG 2010″.

A total number of 176 camps have been conducted till date and 150+ foreign visits/exposures have also been organised since August 2008.

The government in June 2008 had approved, for the first-time ever in India, a scheme with an outlay of Rs 678 crore to prepare Indian sportspersons for the mega event.

Initially, 1140 sportspersons from 17 disciplines were selected as core probables, and imparted intensive training.


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