Tamil Nadu’s Quest For Gold, a book that provides a comprehensive look into the modern history of sports in the State, by the late historian and chronicler S. Muthiah was launched in Chennai on Friday.
Vinod Kumar Tiwari, director- International & NOC Relations, Olympic Council of Asia released the book at an event that also saw TN State Olympic Association (TNOA) President N.Ramachandran in attendance.
The book is an initiative by the latter and provides a commentary on thirty-two major sports. Each chapter (forty-three in all) intends to give an insight into the origin of a sport, the journey of its development and infrastructure, the remarkable events and achievements of the sportspersons, their coaches and notable administrators.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramachandran said it is “probably the first time a State Olympic Association has brought out a book on the history of sports in a State”.
"The idea for this book was conceived when my father and Ramachandran went on a stroll in the Madras Club here,' says Parvathi Muthiah, daughter of the late historian.
Incidentally, the book features many photographs tracing sports in the state from the archives of The Hindu.
Also present at the lauch where Anandeshwar Pandey and Rajeev Mehta, Treasurer and Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association respectively.
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