STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

SAI to draw up fresh list of TOPS core group in October for next Olympic cycle

Sports Authority of India said it is holding discussions with the National Sports Federations to finalise the fresh list of athletes in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group.

Published: 29th September 2021 07:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2021 07:06 PM   |  A+A-

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A new core group of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the next Olympic cycle will be drawn up from among the country's elite athletes after the earlier one was dissolved at the end of the Tokyo Games, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Wednesday.

India achieved unprecedented success in the Tokyo Games this year by winning seven medals, including a historic gold in athletics, mainly due to the funding and support of the athletes under TOPS which was established in 2014.

The SAI said it is holding discussions with the National Sports Federations to finalise the fresh list of athletes in the TOPS core group ahead of its meeting next month.

"Inclusion of India's elite athletes in the Core Group of the TOPS for the next Olympic cycle is being discussed with NSFs by SAI ahead of the meeting scheduled in October to finalise the fresh list of athletes in the TOPS Core Group," a release said.

"The Core Group list, which was dissolved at the end of the Olympics and Paralympics, will be drawn up again at a meeting which will have representatives from national sports federations and the Indian Olympic Association as its members."

The SAI said following the finalisation of the list of TOPS core group, all support will be extended to the selected athletes, as per the norms of the scheme.

"TOPS has been the key scheme in extending personalised support to athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and will be supporting athletes in the next Olympic cycle as well. It is also expected that some of the athletes who are in the Developmental Group of TOPS and are training for Olympics 2024 and 2028 will also be considered for inclusion in the Core Group."

The Developmental Group of TOPS was added last year to groom promising athletes for future Olympics. The next Olympics will be held in 2024 in Paris.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp