MOC Approves Training and Support for Indian Athletes Ahead of Olympics

MOC Approves Training and Support for Indian Athletes Ahead of Olympics

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has approved a series of proposals to support Indian athletes in their preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games.


Mirabai Chanu, India’s silver medalist in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, will train at La Ferte-Milon, Paris, ahead of the Games. The MOC has approved her proposal to travel to Paris nearly a month before her event to acclimatize to the weather and prepare for the competition. Her training camp expenses, including airfare, visa costs, accommodation, food, training costs, and medical insurance, will be covered under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) funding.


Equestrian player Anush Agarwalla has received approval for his proposal to compete in eight competitions and purchase equipment for his horses. TOPS will cover his and his coach’s accommodation costs, entry fees, horse feed costs, coach fees, and horse groom costs.


Judoka Asmita Dey’s proposal for financial assistance to participate in the Grand Prix, Austria, has been approved.


Shooter Arjun Singh Cheema’s request for financial assistance towards participation in the ISAS Dortmund Competition has also been approved.


Newly inducted Indian tennis ace Sumit Nagal’s request for financial assistance towards participation in two international competitions along with expenditure for his support staff has been approved. Their airfare, accommodation cost, coaching fees, and physio/fitness coach/mental trainer fees will be covered under TOPS funding.

Other Approvals:

Other proposals approved by the MOC include financial assistance towards hiring a video analyst for badminton players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, extension of the contract for weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s physiotherapist, and financial assistance towards buying equipment for track athlete Amoj Jacob.