Sports Ministry clears 804-member Indian contingent for Asian Games to be held in Indonesia

The Sports Ministry has cleared a 804-member Indian contingent for the Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from the 18th of this month.

The ministry cleared all the athletes and officials recommended by the Indian Olympic Association with the  rider  that only 49 officials can be part of the contingent at the cost of their respective federations.

The government will bear the cost of 572 athletes, 183 officials, 119 coaches and 21 doctors and physiotherapists and 43 other extra officials.

The 572 athletes comprise 312 men and 260 women. They will take part in 36 sports.

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