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JSW Group launches Inspire Institute of Sport Vijayanagar

Press Trust of India  |  Vijayanagar (Karnataka) 

The (IIS), claiming to be India's first privately-funded High Performance Training Institute, was today inaugurated in the presence of Olympic gold medallists Sr. and here.

Spread over 42 acres, the Institute aims to provide a world class training centre which can provide Indian athletes access to the most advanced infrastructure, coaching and science within the country. It is an initiative led by the

The Training Centre will house 300 athletes across five Olympic disciplines of Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, and Scouted athletes from across will be offered full scholarships to train in a completely residential facility in Vijayanagar with access to world class infrastructure, coaching, science support and formal education.

IIS has been recognized by the Authority of as a Khelo India-accredited development center for and The initiative, is also supported by CSR funding from a slew of Indian and international corporates, a release said.

Besides Sr. and Bindra, others who were present at the inauguration ceremony included star Mahesh Bhupathi, shooter and officials of the of and

Parth Jindal, Founder-IIS, said, "The is not just another institute; it is a movement. It has been built for India, by Indians, to help athletes make a mark at the global stage.

"Our vision is for IIS to be the destination of choice for every Indian who dreams of Olympic success. Through the Institute, we want to create an environment where no talented is deprived of success because of a lack of resources, infrastructure or training support.

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First Published: Wed, August 15 2018. 13:35 IST