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Written By Sambasivarao on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Olympic Gold Quest is a program of the Foundation of Sports And Games, started by Indian sporting icons Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to identify and support Indian athletes with a proven track record and who have the potential to win Olympic gold medals. In 2010 Leander Paes and Vishwanathan Anand also joined the Board of Directors.Viren Rasquinha, former India hockey captain, is the current COO of Olympic Gold Quest.



To assist potential Olympic medal talent to help achieve their dreams and win Olympic Gold medals.


To scout for potential medal talent, to help identify areas of support, to work with all stakeholders to aid deserving talent.
Olympic Gold Quest strives to complement the efforts of the Indian Government and various Sports Federations in identifying and funding the best and most deserving medal prospects for the Olympic Games.Olympic Gold Quest has brought together eminent sportspersons, business leaders, sportswriters and talent scouts to identify emerging athletes, understand their training needs and requirements and raise funds to be used for supporting athletes with Olympic medal winning potential.

Supported Athletes

Olympic Gold Quest supports 21 athletes in the four disciplines of Athletics, Badminton, Boxing and Shooting.
Following are the athletes:
Athletics: Tintu Luka, Gayathri Govindaraj, Vikas Gowda, Om Prakash Singh Karhana
Badminton: Saina Nehwal, Gurusai Datt, P. Kashyap, Sai Praneeth, P V Sindhu
Boxing: Mary Kom, Sanjay Kolte, Usha Nagisetty, Nanao Singh, Suranjoy Singh, Shiva Thapa
Shooting: Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar, Tejaswini Sawant, Annu Raj Singh, Rakesh Manpat, Rekha Chalichemala, Sanjeev Rajput, Omkar Singh

Source: Wikipedia

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