Football icon Bhaichung Bhutia and long jumper Anju Bobby George were included in the India’s Mission Olympic Cell for Paris 2024.
Mission Olympics Cell (MOC) is a set up by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that select athletes for financial assistance.
“I am pleased to appoint ex-athletes @bhaichung15 (Football), @anjubobbygeorg1 (Athletics), @IamSardara_08 (Hockey), @AnjaliB_Oly (Shooting), @virenrasquinha (Hockey), @Monalis60971861 (Table Tennis) & @TMurgunde (Badminton) as the new MOC members,” Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted.
“We’re making India’s prep stronger for #ParisOlympics2024! Happy to announce & welcome 7 more top international athletes to the Mission Olympic Cell. Their experience will add richly towards creating an athlete-centric ecosystem at the highest level,” Thakur wrote in another tweet.
The Indian contingent returned with seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics where Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to clich a gold in athletics.