PM Narendra Modi flags off "Run for Rio" in New Delhi, urges athletes to give their best
Flagging off the "Run for Rio" at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi on July 31, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the athletes of the Indian contingent to work hard to earn their places by giving their best for the country at the Rio Olympics.
confidence in the participating athletes' performance, Modi said
that they would win the hearts of people across the world
their sporting spirit and behavior.
Wishing success to
all athletes in the Olympic Games, Modi stated, "Sports is a
necessity of life. Let everyone play and shine." He also urged the
participants to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from today
itself, stated an official release. He called on 'every district of
the country to ensure that at least one athlete from the district
qualifies for the Olympics next time'.
released the Olympic brochure for the public. It is worth noting that
this time the Indian contingent has been sent in advance for the
event so that players could get familiar with the conditions in Rio.
The 2016 Summer
Olympics - the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or Rio 2016 - is due to
take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August. This time,
a record number of countries are participating in a record number of
has been stated that more than 10,500 athletes from 206 National
Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first time entrants Kosovo and
South Sudan, are scheduled to take part in the event.