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.

Question: 

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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