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Bhutia, Anju Bobby added to Mission Olympic cell as India eyes 2024 Olympics

NEW DELHI: Football icon Bhaichung Bhutia and long jumper Anju Bobby George were among the former athletes who were on Thursday included in the Mission Olympic Cell as India eye a stellar show at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Mission Olympic Cell(MOC) is a body set up the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to select athletes for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

The MOC also focuses on selection, exclusion and retention of athletes, coaches, training institutes that can receive TOPS assistance.

The other new members added to the committee are former national team hockey captains Sardar Singh and Viren Rasquinha, shooting great Anjali Bhagwat, shuttler Trupti Murgundi and paddler Monali.

The Indian contingent returned with a record seven medals, including a historic athletic gold, from the Tokyo Olympics, which was followed by the para athletes’ stellar show at the ensuring Paralympics in the Japanese capital.

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