15 Sep 2015

Background :- This millennium has seen Indian sportspersons steadily improve their performances at the global level. Young Indian talent has started to look beyond cricket. Thanks to greater financial commitment both by governments as well as corporates, the future of sports in our country looks brighter than ever before. However, the image of Indian sport has been tarnished by numerous issues such as doping, harassment of athletes, conflicts of interest leading to suspension of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, the controversial ban on Sarita Devi, the spot fixing and illegal betting in IPL etc. Governing Bodies for Sports in India have also been beset by various issues including consistent allegations of nepotism and poor administration which have adversely impacted selection and training regimes and consequently, the performance of Indian athletes.>>

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