Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Focus not just on Games, but sport

Olympic bronze-medallist in boxing Vijender Singh loves to be in Delhi.

“Yeh hai Dilli meri jaan,” is what he believes in. He also feels the Commonwealth Games will be a great opportunity to motivate youngsters to take up an Olympic sport like boxing, badminton, wrestling and shooting.

“What we should really think about is how to leverage the Games to spread sporting culture in the country.”

Singh, however, is of the view that focus on sports should not end with the Games.

“A lot of money might have been spent on the the Games, but in Patiala we still train in a tin-roof hall without air-conditioners. Imagine that when the temperatures soar to 45 degree Celsius.”

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