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Target Olympic Podium Scheme Tops

Arif Khan, India's Beijing Winter Olympics-bound Athlete, Included In TOPS Core Group

Arif Khan is the first Indian athlete to qualify for two events at the Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in Beijing from February 4. Khan will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.

07 January 2022

Tokyo Olympics-bound Sania Mirza Included In TOPS After Gap Of Four Years

Sania Mirza qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on her protected ranking before she took a break from the game due to pregnancy


Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh Questions Sports Ministry's Decision To Drop Him From Tops

The 27-year-old Arpinder, who won a gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, was dropped from the TOPS core group


Wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s Overseas Training Till Tokyo Olympics Sanctioned Under TOPS

Vinesh Phogat, who secured India the 53kg class Olympic quota in September 2019 at the World Championships, will train in Budapest till July 2

20 May 2021

Sports Ministry Sanctions Manu Bhaker, Angad Bajwa's Proposal To Engage Sports Psychologist

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to be held in July-August this year and the proposal was sanctioned last week at the Mission Olympic Cell


Olympic-Bound Race Walker KT Irfan, Sprinter Dutee Chand Included In TOPS Core Group

Seven track and field Athletes were also included in the TOPS developmental group after a meeting of the Mission Olympics Cell on November 26.

29 November 2020

Tokyo-bound Grapplers - Anshu and Sonam - Along With Four Sailors Included In TOPS

Wrestlers Anshu (57kg) and Sonam (62kg) along with sailors Nethra Kumanan, Vishnu Saravanan, Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar have been added in Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group.

17 April 2021

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Sports Ministry To Launch TOPS For Junior Athletes Soon: Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju announced the decision during the 'Fit Hai To Hit Hai Fit India' webinar which was also attended by HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu and India football captain Sunil...

03 July 2020

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26 February 2021
Don't Spend Big On Elite Athletes, Government Funding Can Be Better Used, Says Pullela Gopichand In New Book

Don't Spend Big On Elite Athletes, Government Funding Can Be Better Used, Says Pullela Gopichand In New Book

The sports ministry is spending crores on India's Olympic medal prospects. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme programme is too individualistic and unsustainable,...


04 October 2019
Government Withdraws Financial Support To Rio Medalist Sakshi Malik, Includes Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

Government Withdraws Financial Support To Rio Medalist Sakshi Malik, Includes Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

Sakshi Malik, who became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympics medal at 2016 Rio Games, has fallen out of the favour and lost TOPS support, while...


11 September 2019
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal Among 12 Added To TOPS

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal Among 12 Added To TOPS

The athletes for the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) were chosen on the basis of these parameters: global performance trends from most recent Olympic...


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