Structured preparation for Olympics – Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) of Union Ministry of Youth
Affairs and Sports to identify and support potential medal prospects for
2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Promoting grassroots level talent – through Khelo India Scheme which include Khelo India School Games to recognise
young talent as well as creating infrastructure for sports in Urban and
August 2018 : National Sports University Bill 2018 – National Sports University
will be opened in Manipur to enhance country’s standing
Use of Narcotics : Large number of Indian athletes fail in Doping
tests which hits prestige of country. Most of cases are such that athlete
is unaware of the fact that supplements he is taking are banned. Frequent
workshops should be organised in this respect
Apply Lodha Recommendations to other sports : Acceptance of Lodha committee recommendations has generated awareness & generated demand for reforms in other games as well. The recommendations of Lodha committee which can be applied to sports in general are:
Barring civil servants and ministers from becoming member of the sports federations and associations
Limits on the duration of the tenure and number of times a person can become a member of sports bodies
Former and existing Players should be associated with the bodies of their respective games
Auditing of accounts should be done by CAG nominee
Bringing sports bodies under RTI (Issue of BCCI under RTI is discussed in subsequent section).
Break the monopoly of cricket : Other games should be
promoted as well. For this , approach should be regional on basis of where
there are potential viewers . In end , we have to accept the fact that,
today promoters encourage those sports only which can generate revenue and
viewership . Eg : Promote
Football : North East , West
Bengal, Goa, Kerala
Hockey : Punjab , Orissa etc
Wrestling : Haryana, Punjab ,
Swimming : Coastal States
China Model : Our program to get medals at Olympics should be long .
Like China, India should identify the potential junior players which can
be trained for atleast decade to make a world class player out of him .