Sports Ministry embarks Rs 100 cr for funding athletes under TOPS

The Sports Ministry has earmarked Rs 100 crore for the funding of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for their preparations for 2020 Olympics, according to Sports Authority of India Director General Neelam Kapur.
Arjun Manjunadha

Updated: Dec 31,2018 01:23:39 pm

Sports Ministry embarks Rs 100 cr for funding athletes under TOPS

31 December 2018 Current Affairs:The Sports Ministry has earmarked Rs 100 crore for the funding of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for their preparations for 2020 Olympics, according to Sports Authority of India Director General Neelam Kapur.
The TOPS, which was launched in September 2014, is a flagship programme of the sports ministry to provide financial assistance to potential Olympic medal winners.
Athletes have also been given financial assistance to prepare for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games under the TOPS.
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