Tokyo Olympics a year away, Sports Authority asks Ministry to release funds

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Tokyo Olympics a year away, Sports Authority asks Ministry to release funds

Jan 29, 2019 11:26 IST

According to a report in Times of India, Sports Authority of India has written an emergency letter to the Sports Ministry requesting clearance on the remaining ₹174 crore funds that is yet to be released. SAI demanded ₹340 crore for 2018-19 but were only provided ₹166 crore. These funds are important as they will be spent on athlete training and maintenance ahead of the all-important 2020 Tokyo Olympics.