Shimla to get India’s first National Centre for Mountain Terrain Biking

Tags: Sports

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Youth Services and Sports department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh is set to build India’s first-ever Sports Authority of India (SAI) National Centre of Excellence(NCOE) to train athletes in Mountain Terrain Biking and Bicycle Motocross in Shimla.

  • There are 18 Olympic Medals for Mountain Terrain Biking and Bicycle Motocross.

  • The NCOE, which will have the capacity to train around 200 cyclists for Olympic-level preparations.

 Important Notes for Exam-

  • Anurag Thakur is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports 

About Himachal Pradesh-

  • Governor - Rajendra Arlekar

  • Chief Minister - Jai Ram Thakur

  • Capital    -

  • Shimla (Summer)

  • Dharamshala (Winter

List of all SAI-NCOE disciplines-

  • Focused sports discipline : Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Swimming, Shooting, Table Tennis, Wrestling, and Weightlifting

  • Other Disciplines : Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Handball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Kayaking & Canoeing, Para Sports, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Wushu

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