Insurance coverage cowl to athletes

The Sports Ministry has decided to extend medical and accident insurance cover to athletes, coaches and support staff from this year. The medical insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each will be provided to all national campers, probable national campers, Khelo India athletes and junior campers training at SAI Centre of Excellence. The insurance includes a Rs 25 lakh cover in case of accident or death.

Meanwhile, Olympics-bound wrestlers Sumit Malik (125kg) and Seema Bisla (50kg), rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, and tennis player Ankita Raina have been added to the TOPS core group.

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