Total 119 Participates from India in Rio Olympics 2016

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has said that 119 sportspersons have qualified for participation in Rio Olympics, 2016 to be held from 5th to 21st August 2016. This is India’s largest ever contingent for Olympic Games. 57 sportspersons qualified for participation in Beijing Olympics 2008 and 81 sportspersons qualified for participation in London Olympics 2012. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports does not maintain data about the sponsorship given by private sector and public sector companies directly to the sportspersons and sports bodies for preparation and training of the sportspersons for their participation in international event including Rio Olympics 2016. 
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has informed that sponsors already committed are Reliance Jio and Edelweiss Financial Services as the Principal Sponsors, Amul, Tata Salt and Herbalife as Associate Sponsor, Li Ning and SBJ as apparel sponsors. Preparation for Olympic Games is an ongoing process. Training and competitive exposure to sportspersons preparing for international sports events including Olympic Games are provided under the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) and National Sports Development Fund (NSDF)

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