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India to Send Its Largest Ever Olympic Contingent to Rio This Year

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India is all set to send its largest ever contingent in the Rio Olympics, to be held in August this year.

India will be sending the largest ever contingent in this year Olympics beginning on 5th of August 2016. Till now, about 90 athletes have qualified for Olympics in Rio Olympics; this includes 58 sports persons have qualified for individual events while 32 hockey players -- both men and women -- have also qualified to participate the Olympics.

Seeing the largest-ever contingent, also a target of 10-plus medals at the forthcoming Rio de Janerio Olympics has been set by the Union sports ministry.  According to Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal “there is a strong chance that the India contingent could take their medal count to double figures for the first time in the Rio Olympics, slated to be held from August 5 to 21”. He was suggesting that India's tally could rise to more than 10 medals in Rio Olympics.  

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