Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has approved appointment of foreign coaches and support staff in discipline of athletics. He said that his ministry is committed to provide best possible help and support, sports infrastructure and equipments to athletes in their training for preparation and participation in international competitions. He said appointments of foreign coaches and support staff have been made upto 2020 Olympics and they will be subject to performance review annually.
These appointments were recommended by the Foreign Coach Selection committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Sports.
Following are the appointments approved:
Coach/ Masseur/ Masseuse
Mr. Dave Smith, Australia
Ms. Galina P. Bukharina, USA
400 M & 400M Relay
Mr. Dmitry Kislev, Russia
Ms. Elmira Kisleva, Russia