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Sports Ministry recognizes ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline

The categorization of various Sports disciplines was reviewed and the revised categories of sports disciplines and the scale of financial assistance admissible to each category was conveyed to IOC and all recognized National Sports Federations on 23rd March, 2015. It was also conveyed that ‘General’ category of sports disciplines shall be retained. Criteria for inclusion in this category and financial assistance to be provided will be separately issued.
Based on the past performance in major international events, it has been decided to upgrade the sport of Fencing from ‘Others’ to ‘General’ category. It has also been decided to place ‘University Sports’ in the ‘Priority’ category. It has further been decided to recognize ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline and to place it in the ‘Priority’ category.