According to Media Reports, In order to groom young athletes of india for the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju will launch Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the junior athletes of india. This was informed on 3 July 2020 by Union Minister during the launch of the ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’ program.

Target Olympic Podium Scheme

TOPS was formulated in July 2014. The aim of the TOPS was to identify individuals with medal prospects from across the nation, further groom and prepare them for the forthcoming Olympics and Paralympics. For assisting the athletes selected under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, within the SAI (Sports Authority of India), Mission Olympic Cell was constituted as a dedicated body.

Target Olympic Podium Scheme will be implemented for the Junior Athletes in India, age between 10 to 12-year old talents will be chosen under the scheme through various talent identification programs by the authorities.

Summer Olympics 2024

Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, 26 July 2024 and ends on Sunday, 11th August 2024. Host city: Paris, France.

Stadium: Stade de France

Motto: Made for sharing

Summer Olympics 2028

Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, 21th July and ends on Sunday, 6th August 2024.

Host city : Los Angeles, California, United States

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; SoFi Stadium

Motto: Follow the Sun

Sports Ministry will launch TOPS for Junior Athletes