Kerala State Sports Council was established in 1954 under Charitable Societies Registration Act and reconstituted in 1974 for promoting sports in Kerala. Kerala State Sports Council is a statutory body formed as per Kerala Sports Act 2000 (Act 2 of 2001). Kollam District Sports Council was established under Kerala Sports Council in 1976. The Kerala Sports Council has been dissolved and Kerala State Sports Council came into existence and is at present functioning as per Kerala Sports Act 2000 and Kerala Sports Rules 2008.
Two District Sports Academies, One College Sports Academy, One School Sports Academy, Two Day Boarding Centres are functioning under Kollam District Sports Council. In the year 2017 Kerala State Sports Council has launched an ambitious project -Operation Olympia aiming Olympic medals at 2024 Olympics and the Canoeing and Kayaking Centre is attached to Kollam District Sports Council.