• Government has sanctioned financial assistance worth nearly eight crore rupees for training of elite athletes for the forthcoming London Olympics 2012.
  • According to an official release, the assistance sanctioned is towards extensive training abroad, engagement of personal coaches both foreign and Indian and scientific back-up in terms of sports psychologists and physiotherapists among other things. 
  • Forty five sportspersons and twelve coaches and supporting staff will be given the finacial aid. The Sports Ministry has allocated the money from the National Sports Development Fund.