A total of 148 athletes, including 20 new inductees have been identified for support under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, TOPS for 2024 Games. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell, MOC of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in New Delhi yesterday.
The MOC approved lists in Cycling, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. It also approved lists in Para Sports – Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Shooting, Swimming and Table Tennis. Sports Ministry said that for Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Rowing and Tennis will be taken up in the next meeting later this month.
The recently-reconstituted MOC, which includes seven former athletes as new members, offered suggestions for preparations for the Paris Olympic Games.