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A high-level 10-member Committee has been constituted on Friday under the Chairmanship of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to coordinate and strategise the preparation for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics.

The objective of the committee is to ensure that the performance of the Indian athletes is optimised in the Olympics and other multidisciplinary events.

The committee comprises prominent sportspersons like Olympic medallists -- tennis ace Leander Paes and shooter Gagan Narang. Other prominent names in the committee include Secretary of Department of Sports Radhey Shyam Julaniya, Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, President of Indian Athletics Federation Adille Sumariwalla and Boxing Federation of India chief Ajay Singh among others.

The aim of the committee for the Tokyo Games would be to provide all possible support to potential and qualified athletes.

For the 2024 Paris Games, the committee would chart out a road-map for the preparation and then will continuously review and suggest course correction whenever required.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday also received the Special Olympics Torch which came from Singapore. He received the Olympics Torch from the Chairman of the Special Olympics International Football Championship, Dr Amar Prasad Reddy in New Delhi. The championship will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai from 3rd of August to 6th of August.




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