Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated India’s largest state-of-the-art Sports Science Centre at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, in collaboration with Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. This all-encompassing facility, tailored for athletes from diverse disciplines, emerges as a hub for injury management, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. The Sports Science Centre, featuring specialized labs, aims to meet the needs of regional athletes while remaining accessible to elite talents nationwide.
Inaugurating the center, CM Patnaik emphasized its significance, stating, “This Sports Science Centre is a pivotal milestone in nurturing sporting talent. It integrates top-notch equipment and expertise, catalyzing athletes’ growth and enabling them to achieve their fullest potential.”
The facility incorporates cutting-edge technology, showcasing Odisha’s dedication to fostering sporting excellence. The expansive team of experts, including bio-mechanists, sports scientists, physiotherapists, and more, adopts a holistic approach to athlete wellbeing. Notably, the centre places a special focus on para-athletes, offering custom-designed equipment and revolutionary technologies like anti-gravity weight-bearing and cryogenic therapy for enhanced recovery.
Advancements in sports science and technology have transformed athletic performance, and this state-of-the-art centre, the country’s largest, exemplifies Odisha’s commitment to staying at the forefront. The Sports Science Centre stands as a testament to the integration of global best practices, ensuring athletes receive tailored care and support to unlock their potential.