PUNE, Jan. 11 -- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Union Sports Minister, inaugurated the Khelo India Youth Games here on Wednesday. On the sidelines of the U-17 and U-21 sports event, Hindustan Times talked with him on several issues ranging from age fraud to Tokyo Olympics. Excerpts:

In any age-group competition, age fraud is a major issue. How do you plan to tackle that?

We are gradually creating a system of logging in people when they start to compete with their documents/identity. It gets uploaded to a central database. Thereafter, that particular athlete never has to carry his form in other competitions that he or she goes to. The data will reflect automatically in future events and it will remain in the records forever. Thereafter, once ...