Olympic Gold Quest
|Type||Non-profit sports organisation|
Chief operating officer
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. Viren Rasquinha, former India hockey captain, is the current COO of Olympic Gold Quest.
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.
Following are the athletes:
- Gagan Narang
- Vijay Kumar
- Tejaswini Sawant
- Annu Raj Singh
- Rakesh Manpat
- Rekha Chalichemala
- Sanjeev Rajput
- Omkar Singh
- Deepika Kumari
- Jayanta Talukdar
- Tarundeep Rai
- Rahul Banerjee
- Bombayla Devi Laishram
- Rimil Buriuly
- Atanu Das
|Bronze||Narang, GaganGagan Narang||2012 London||Shooting||Men's 10m Air Rifle|
|Silver||Vijay Kumar||2012 London||Shooting||Men's 25 Rapid Fire Pistol|
|Bronze||Saina Nehwal||2012 London||Badminton||Women's singles|
|Bronze||Mary Kom||2012 London||Boxing||Women's flyweight|
- Vishwanathan Anand Joins Olympic Gold Quest[dead link]
- By: PTI Date: 2009-06-01 Place: New Delhi (2009-06-01). "Rasquniha Appointed COO of Olympic Gold Quest". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
- Olympic Gold Quest Executive Committee[dead link]
- Athletes Supported by Olympic Gold Quest[dead link]