Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is a program of the Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games, a Not for Profit (Section 25) company, which is committed to supporting deserving and talented Indian sports persons with an aim to help them win Olympic Gold Medals. OGQ bridges the gap between the best athletes in India and the best athletes in the world thus helping creating a level playing field for our athletes to enable them to be competitive at the highest level of sport.
OGQ strives to compliment 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. OGQ has short-listed six individual disciplines viz. shooting, athletics, boxing, wrestling, archery and badminton as the ones in which Indian athletes have the strongest potential to win Olympic medals.
OGQ brings together eminent sportspersons, business leaders, coaches, 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.
A billion plus population can unite to achieve a common dream - To win Olympic Gold Medals for India.
OGQ experts systematically oversee and benchmark the progress of athletes and provide funds to them which are used for:
OGQ currently supports 35 athletes which include: Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom, Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar, Vikas Gowda, Devendro Singh, P. Kashyap and Shiva Thapa. OGQ has also launched a Scholarship program for young athletes (age group 10-17 years) to groom them for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics We plan to support about 100 athletes by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It's time you played your part in creating future champions Come, become a part of OGQ. We need your support. You can make a difference. OGQ wants every patriotic Indian to contribute and make a difference to India sport and feel the pride of the national anthem being sung when an Indian athlete wins the Olympic Gold medal.
Mary Kom was a 5 times World Champion in 46-48kg category. In London Olympics she was going to compete in a higher weight category of 51kg, which meant she had to fight against taller and stronger opponents.
1. OGQ Sports Science Team ensured that Mary moved from up two weight categories from 46kg to 51kg smoothly through the advice of nutritionist Dr. Niti Desai
2. OGQ found a world class coach in Charles Atkinson for Mary and he really helped her with better strategy against taller and stronger opponents
3. OGQ arranged 4 training camps in Pune and one in Liverpool in 2012 under Charles in coordination with IABF which were fully funded by Sports Ministry
4. Dr. Nikhil Latey, head of OGQ Sports Science team has been with Mary throughout the last 2 years helping her with fitness, recovery and strength.
5. Arranged for her travel and accommodation for domestic tournaments
Mary made whole of India proud by winning the Bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics.