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Government designates 12 Olympians as Natl Observers

 Agencies |  2017-03-20 18:04:50.0  |  New Delhi

Government designates 12 Olympians as Natl Observers

The government of India has designated 12 Olympians, including Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, as National Observers in their respective disciplines to assist in preparation and implementation of the long-term development plan.

Besides Bindra, other named as National Observers are P T Usha and Anju Bobby George (athletics), Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), Aparna Popat (badminton), MC Mary Kom and Akhil Kumar (boxing), Jagbir Singh (hockey), Somdev Devvarman (tennis), Karnam Malleshwari (weightlifting), Sushil Kumar (wrestling), I M Vijayan (football), Khajan Singh (swimming) and Kamlesh Mehta (table tennis).

"The Observers will assist the Government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations concerned including IOA in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, and monitoring & evaluation of athlete performance," said a Sports Ministry statement.

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