Kerala targets gold in 2024 Olympics

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Thiruvananthapuram | Published: June 23, 2016 2:15:02 PM

Sports has to become a mass event. Our target is to set the stage for a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics, Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan said.

Our target is to win a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics, Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan said. (IS: Twitter)Our target is to win a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics, Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan said. (IS: Twitter)

Kerala wants one of its athletes to win a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics. “Sports has to become a mass event. Our target is to set the stage for a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics,” Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan said on Thursday.

Jayarajan said this while addressing a mass run to coincide with the International Olympic day celebrations here.

Jayarajan’s statement comes a day after he said he was happy that Olympian Anju Bobby George and the entire 12-member Kerala Sports Council had quit.

This happened after the minister reportedly gave a dressing down to George when she called on him after he took over as the Sports Minister.

George was the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Athletics Championships in 2003

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