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Our athletes will return with best ever medal haul: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: As the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games accelerates, anticipation mounts to witness India’s athletes shine on the global stage. While the players are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the Games, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur exuded confidence saying that the athletes will “reflect new India” in Paris 2024 due to their “fearless and competitive nature.”

Anurag Thakur shared his thoughts on the Paris Games, Khelo India, anti-doping programmes and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support to the athletes. The minister specifically mentioned PM Modi’s unique approach to encouraging the athletes without burdening them with undue pressure.

“I am confident that our athletes will come back with the best medal haul from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. My confidence stems from their hard work and determination, backed by the support from the coaching staff, support staff and enabled by the Ministry through the Sports Authority of India and their National Sports Federations. I am convinced that the athletes will reflect the new India with their fearless and competitive nature,” he told IANS.

Envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Khelo India Scheme is the country’s overarching sports project. It is not only about the competitions – Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India University Games, Khelo India Winter Games and Khelo India Para Games.

“One of the major components of the Khelo India Scheme is the development of infrastructure. As many as 331 projects, costing Rs. 2943.64 crore have been sanctioned since 2014. This has taken modern sports facilities to the doorstep of the grassroots talent,” said the minister.

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