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Published on May 15th, 2013

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State to get Olympic Bhavan

All-in-one facility for Olympics training will see sportspersons from each district representating their area;there will be competitions, meets at Balewadi.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

Maharashtra State has produced such Olympians as swimmer Veerdhaval Khadye and ace hockey player Dhanraj Pillay, but for a State producing scores of talented sportspeople every year in all disciplines, there is still a paucity of proper training guidelines and facilities that can create more Olympians from the State.

In response to this, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has decided to erect an all-in-one ‘Olympic Bhavan’ in Maharashtra, where all associations and activities affiliated to the Maharashtra Olympic Association (MOA) will come under one roof. The Bhavan will house administrative amenities related to sports, as well as provide for quality training facilities. Sports associations from all districts are to be equally represented to the MOA.

Meanwhile, Pawar, who also heads the MOA, has announced that sporting competitions, training camps and coaching camps can happen at Pune’s Balewadi Sports Complex at nominal rates.

(Pictures courtesy businessweek.com, zeenewsindia.com)

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One Response to State to get Olympic Bhavan

  1. Dhananjay Sardeshpande says:

    This is stale bullshit… Balewadi sports complex is in sad state of neglect, especially the velodrome, swimming complex and badminton halls… With politicians arranging weddings and lavish parties at these venues, what more can we expect?

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