Year End Review: Department of Sports

What is the News?

The Department of Sports has taken several initiatives in the year 2021.

Initiatives by the Department of Sports

Achievements: India won a total 7 Medals in Olympics, 2020 which is the highest medal tally from India in any Olympic including 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze.

National Sports Awards: It is given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.The various categories are:

WADA Restores accreditation of NDTL

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): It was established in 1999 as an international independent agency.

Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.

It is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

National Anti-Doping Bill 2021 

Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAlMS): It is a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for streamlining the sports medicine and rehabilitation support offered to the athletes.

Khelo India Programme

Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) 

Yogasana sport for both male and female categories was included in Khelo India Youth Games, 2021.

The Government recognized the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSY) as a National Sports Federation for the promotion and development of Yogasana as a competitive sport in the country. The recognition makes NYSF eligible for financial assistance for the conduct of national championships in all the categories and participation in international sporting events.

Fit India Movement

Sports Schools: At present, 9 Sports Schools have been approved across the country with a view to integrate sports with education and in the process, develop sports in the country and improve the overall profile and outlook of athletes.

Source: This post is based on the article ‘Year End Review: Department of Sports’ published in PIB on 17th January 2022.

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