Japanese coaches to train sportspersons at Kalinga Stadium from 2018


Bhubaneswar: Sportspersons in the State will soon be trained under coaches from Japan at the Kalinga Stadium sports hostel here.

As per an agreement signed between the Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) and the Union Finance Ministry, Japanese coaches will train sportspersons for swimming, badminton, table tennis and gymnastics.

Initially, the coaches will train sportspersons in decathlon at the stadium from March next year.

To examine infrastructure set-up at the stadium, a delegation from the JICA today visited the Kalinga Stadium.

Rajendra Pani working as a coach at the Sports department said, “The JICA team is happy with the stadium infrastructure.”

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