Feb 20, 2023: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) would be responsible for paying the players' participation fees, flights, accommodation and boarding, medical insurance costs, local travel costs, and food costs, among other expenses. Keep reading to know more!
On Thursday, the Sports Ministry granted funding for 10 judokas, two badminton players, and 3 fencers, among others, to use for training and competition.
Ten judokas will train for 21 days in Uzbekistan and Georgia before competing in three Grand Slam competitions in Uzbekistan, Georgia, and Turkey. These judokas include three TOPS development athletes and seven NCOE athletes.
Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) - The goal of the programme is to give the athletes the necessary assistance with their training and preparation so they can represent their nation and win medals at competitions abroad (with the main focus being on the Olympics).
NCOE- Sports Authority of India has established National Centers of Excellence (NCOEs) across the nation to provide cutting-edge infrastructure and playing facilities, sports science support, customised diets recommended by trained nutritionists, and overall supervision under the best coaches, qualified support staff, in its effort to train athletes to achieve excellence in the Olympics and other international events.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) would be responsible for paying the players' participation fees, flights, accommodation and boarding, medical insurance costs, local travel costs, and food costs, among other expenses.
Two badminton players' expenses for the German Open, All England Championship, Swiss Open, Orleans Masters, Spain Masters, and Orleans Masters were also approved by the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC).
The names of the shuttlers were not made public in the SAI release, though.
Laishram Moramba, Shreya Gupta, and Oinam Jubraj Singh will receive financial support to compete in the cadet and junior Asian Championships in Taskhent in March.
Physiotherapist Karthikeyan Balavenkatesan and personal coach Nihar Ameen were both paid for their services in preparation for the Singapore National Championships for swimmer Srihari Nataraj.
The MOC members and representatives of the SAI and many National Federations also reviewed their plans for the next Asian Games and the year leading up to the Paris Olympics during the two-day meeting, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday.