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Sports ministry recognizes Yoga as sports discipline, places it in priority category

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  • The Ministry reviewed the categorization of various Sports disciplines and the revised categories of sports disciplines and the scale of financial assistance admissible to each category was conveyed to IOC and all recognized National Sports Federations on 23rd March, 2015.
  • The Ministry also decided to upgrade Fencing from ‘Others’ to ‘General’ category, based on the past performance in major international events and also decided to place ‘University Sports’ in the ‘Priority’ category.
  • It has now been decided by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports that sports disciplines included in the multidiscipline mega events like Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games etc and which have obtained a ranking upto 8th in individual events and upto 10th in team events in Olympics/Asian Games/CWG or their respective Asian and World Championships shall be placed in ‘General’ category.

Source: TNIE

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