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Union Ministry of Sports inaugurated National Academies for Athletics & Golf in Thiruvananthapuram

Sep 23, 2014 18:55 IST

Union Ministry of Sports inaugurated National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal on 22 September 2014.

National Academy for Athletics
The National Academy for Athletics will give training for sub junior, junior and senior athletes selected across the country by the expert coaches including foreign ones.

The Academy has been established as the first Academy in Sports in the country under Public-Private Partnership with M/s. JSW.

National Golf Academy
Initially 20 children selected in the age group of 8 to 14 from various schools in Kerala for National Gold Academy. This will be the first batch of Golfers in the Academy.

In India, golf has become an Olympic discipline and India will participate in next Olympics in Rio in Brazil from 2016 onwards.

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