Olympic Gold Quest

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Olympic Gold Quest
Abbreviation OGQ
Formation 2001
Type Non-profit sports organisation
Purpose Sports
Region served
Chief operating officer
Viren Rasquinha
Key people
Geet Sethi
Prakash Padukone
Website Official website

Olympic Gold Quest is a program of the Foundation of Sports And Games (founded in 2001), started by Indian sporting icons Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to identify and support Indian athletes with a proven track record and who have the potential to win Olympic gold medals. In 2010, Leander Paes and Viswanathan Anand also joined the Board of Directors.[1][2] Viren Rasquinha, former India hockey captain, is the current COO of Olympic Gold Quest.[3]


To assist potential Olympic medal talent to help achieve their dreams and win Olympic Gold medals.


To scout for potential medal talent, to help identify areas of support, to work with all stakeholders to aid deserving talent.

Olympic Gold Quest strives to complement the efforts of the Indian Government and various Sports Federations in identifying and funding the best and most deserving medal prospects for the Olympic Games. Olympic Gold Quest has brought together eminent sportspersons, business leaders, sportswriters and talent scouts to identify emerging athletes, understand their training needs and requirements and raise funds to be used for supporting athletes with Olympic medal winning potential.[4]

Supported Athletes[edit]

Olympic Gold Quest supports 21 athletes in the Six disciplines of Athletics, Badminton, Boxing and Shooting, Wrestling, Archery.

Following are the athletes:[5]






Success stories[edit]

Medal Name/Team Games Sport Event
 Bronze Narang, GaganGagan Narang 2012 London Shooting Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
 Silver Vijay Kumar 2012 London Shooting Shooting Men's 25 Rapid Fire Pistol
 Bronze Saina Nehwal 2012 London BadmintonBadminton Women's singles
 Bronze Mary Kom 2012 London BoxingBoxing Women's flyweight


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