PM Modi to meet India's Rio Olympics contingent

29 Jun 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
PM Modi to meet India's Rio contingent

In an attempt to boost the confidence of the athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to meet India's Rio Olympics contingent.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on 4th July at Manekshaw Centre in Delhi.

India's chef-de-mission for Rio Olympics, Mr. Rakesh Gupta confirmed the news stating that they did receive a mail from the Sports Ministry about the same.

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About2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics, generally referred as Rio 2016, is an international multisport event in tradition of the Olympic games. Rio 2016 will be the 28th edition of the summer Olympics.

The games will take place in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil from 5-21 August 2016.

More than 10,000 participants from 207 countries would participate in 28 different sports, competing for 306 sets of medals.

More than 100 athletes qualifiedIndia to send largest ever contingent for Olympics

India would send a strong contingent of 103 sportsperson for the upcoming Rio Olympics.

India expects more athletes to qualify for the 2016 Olympics contingent before the qualification period ends.

In the 2012 Olympics in London, India had sent 83 member squad for the games.

However, this time, India would miss its star athletes Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar and MC Mary Kom among others.

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