In the field of sports, NALCO has been creating infrastructures, organizing tournaments and encouraging rural talents, besides contributing to the national level for training members of Olympic contingents and organizing Afro-Asian Games. NALCO has adopted a progressive policy of encouraging spo rts among local youth. The scheme envisages recruitment of young, outstanding sports-men, training and coaching for talented employees, sponsoring local, state and national events. Sports infrastructures have been built in Damanjodi and Angul for holding regular sports meets. Given the natural athletic abilities of the trebles, the response to sports program of NALCO has been quite encouraging. The Company has also appointed some international sporting talents of the state, who come from very humble background.