- The Target Olympic Podium Scheme is a flagship program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. It has been formulated under the ambit of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The NSDF aims to mobilize resources from Government as well as non-government organizations and individuals to provide required support for promotion of specific sports disciplines.
- The scheme seeks support preparation of athletes so that they can win Olympic medals in 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Under the Scheme, the Department of Sports identifies athletes who are potential medal winners in 2020 / 2024 Olympics. The scheme prioritises Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Shooting and Wrestling.
- The scheme was established in 2014 in order to realize India’s Olympic medal dream, at the 2016 (Rio) and 2020 (Tokyo) Olympics.
- Mission Olympic Cell has also been created to assist the athletes who are selected under the TOP Scheme
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