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Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Published on November 19, 2019
Current context: Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju gave information about the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, during a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 18th Nov 19.
Target Olympic Podium Scheme 
  • The Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme was formulated in July 2014, under the ambit of the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).
  • The scheme aims to identify and prepare potential players for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • A “High priority category” has been created to focus on those players who have won medals in the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or in which India has a good chance of winning medals in Olympics.
  • Nine sports disciplines are included in the high priority category: Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Shooting, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Archery and Boxing.
  • About 54% of the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) is incurred on TOP Scheme.


Q.1 The Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme was formulated in which year?
a. 2010
b. 2012
c. 2014
d. 2016
e. 2018
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