The scholarships from FINA has been a big blessing for Sajan in his preparations, but the swimmer is firm in his opinion that it's just not enough and wants more help from the government.
The sports ministry has granted Rs 35 crore from its National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for customised training of athletes who are included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme
Rs 100 crore allocated for funding of athletes under TOPS ahead of Tokyo 2020, says Sports Authority of India
A TOPS Secretariat has also been established in a bid to fine tune India's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and build a sustainable sports ecosystem in the country.
India will be among top medal winners at 2028 Olympics, says sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said India will be amongst the top medal-winning nations in the 2028 Olympics.
After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics
Since making his return to pool only last November, Khade has been gunning to find form and also few medals. At the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, the 27-year-old Khade missed a bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle by a whisker.
Middle-distance runner Manjit Singh still unemployed despite winning gold in men's 800 metres at Asian Games 2018
Over a month after winning the Asian Games men's 800 metres in Indonesia, Manjit Singh is yet to receive a job or inclusion in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
All the 18 members of the men's hockey team are already covered under TOPS and according to sources the women's team will soon be rewarded for its impressive silver medal finish at the 18th Asian Games.
Asian Games 2018 gold medal-winning heptathlete Swapna Barman to get customised shoes for her 6-toed feet
Born with six toes in both her feet, Swapna's plight came to light only after she became the first Indian athlete to win an Asiad gold in the heptathlon with a career-best performance in Jakarta.
Funds for 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be distributed with surgical precision, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has promised "surgical" precision in distribution of funds to athletes preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games, asserting that centralisation of the process has made bureaucratic hurdles a thing of past.
Asian Games 2018: Sushil Kumar, Tejaswini Sawant among athletes to get financial boost ahead of Jakarta event
Rs 4.95 lakh has been sanctioned to Sushil Kumar for a two-week training programme in Georgia ahead of the Asian Games along with one support staff and two sparring partners.
Top Indian marksman Jitu Rai was on Wednesday dropped from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, along with three other shooters, on grounds of recent lack of form.
Asian Games 2018: Target Olympic Podium Scheme to be reviewed after end of mega-event, says SAI DG Neelam Kapur
Under the TOP Scheme, some 180-odd athletes are currently getting financial assistance from the government for their training to prepare for the Asian Games and 2020 Olympics.
Sports Authority of India to be renamed as Sports India, announces Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to be renamed as Sports India, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced after the sports body's governing body meeting
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza among eight dropped from sports ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme
Sania's exclusion was on expected lines as she is expecting her first child with cricketer husband Shoaib Malik.
From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl
Hima Das has overcome poverty and defied stereotypes to scorch the tracks and going by her current form, this Dhing Express is not willing to slow down.
Weightlifting Federation of India express happiness over inclusion of Sanjita Chanu and two other lifters in TOP scheme
The government handed extensions to lifters Sanjita Chanu and Pardeep Singh who were originally in the TOP Scheme only till the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Indian athletes are growing in self-belief and feeding off each other's success, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
A former champion shooter himself, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore knows how lack of infrastructure can scuttle Olympic dreams and the Indian sports minister is determined to ensure his athletes get the best possible preparation for the Tokyo Games.
Pyeongchang 2018: Shiva Keshavan and his long, often lonely, march as India's Winter Olympics torchbearer
For 20 years, Keshavan has been a constant torchbearer for India at the Winter Olympics, walking along an often lonely path. And throughout it all — 20 winters of trudging through systemic indifference and rising debts — he's found a way of keeping the flame burning.
Abhinav Bindra asks Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to relieve him of national posts to avoid conflict of interest
Abhinav Bindra stressed on the need to maintain the sanctity of government positions.
Indian Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang threatens move to Italy after being left out of TOP Scheme
"I have given them time to put my name in the scheme or else I will be forced to take the Italy route," Kang added.