Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
“Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” Rijiju said while speaking to Star Sports on Sunday as part of the Pro Kabaddi League.
“We will definitely push hard for Kabaddi to be part of the next Olympics as we are a billion plus powerful nation and so for this to become possible, we will have to put all our efforts together, but I am very confident about it.”
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The process of including a new sport in the Olympic roster is a long and cumbersome process, which also requires intense and persistent lobbying.
A sport will have to…