A. ATHLETES

1. Team Support Grant

As a first, Olympic Solidarity approved financial assistance as Team Support Grant for the preparation of both Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams, which were to be held in 2018-19.

SPECIAL COACHING CAMP - INDIAN WOMEN’S TEAM

In 2018 Hockey India started with 1 specialized coaching camp for the National Women’s Team. The Special Coaching camp for goal conversion skills, was headed by two-time World Cup-winning Australian forward Glenn Turner and attended by 14 forwards from the Women’s team at SAI centre, Bangalore from 1 to 8 December 2018.

2. Continental Athlete Support Grant

Olympic Solidarity processed the Quadrennial Plan application of the Indian Olympic Association for Continental Athlete Support Grant towards the preparation and training of the Indian Women’s Epee Fencing team. The training of the Epee fencers who ranked 6th in 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, begins in 2019.

3. Youth Olympic Games – Athlete Support

  1. The International Judo Federation, in cooperation with Olympic Solidarity, organised the IJF Youth Training Camp in Tunis, Tunisia, from 19 to 25 August 2018. Ms. Tababi Devi Thanjam, young judoka from India was selected for the Training Camp. She went on to win a Silver medal in the individual Women’s under 44 kg event and also a Silver medal in team event at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
  2. On request, Olympic Solidarity granted support for conducting Preparatory Session for the benefit of all the athletes and officials representing India at the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018. The Indian contingent of 68 members, including 46 young athletes attended the Preparatory Session organised by the Indian Olympic Association on 1 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Delhi. The interactive session, organised for the benefit of the young athletes was led by Sports Psychologist Dr Divya Jain, Sports Nutritionist Ms Avni Kaul, Olympic Educationist Dr Tarun Rauthan and veteran Sports Journalist Mr G. Rajaraman. 2008 Beijing Olympic medallist Vijender Singh also joined the session to cheer up the young squad en route to Buenos Aires. All pre-departure formalities were completed by IOA, with the aid extended by Olympic Solidarity.

4. Athlete Career Transition

The Indian Olympic Association availed Olympic Solidarity aid to conduct the first IOC Athlete Career Outreach workshop in New Delhi. As many as 32 athletes aged between 16 - 22 years attended the first edition of the IOC Athletes Career Programme organized by the IOC Athletes Commission in New Delhi on 9 December 2018, with support from International Olympic Committee, IOA and the Adecco Group.

The Workshop was conducted by IOC educated ACP Educators and Olympians, Ms. Anjali Bhagwat and Ms. Jovina Choo. A team of Adecco officials also guided the athletes on interview skills, CV, etc. Athletes from Boxing, Wrestling, Shooting, Cycling, Football, Fencing, Judo, Athletics, Lawn Bowl and Archery attended the Workshop.

B. COACHES

1. Technical Course for Coaches

  1. Rugby: The Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU) held the World Rugby Level 2 Coaching Course from 21 to 25 October 2018. International experts Mr. Thomas Browne and Mr. Mitchell Ross led the Course attended by 48 participants.
  2. Weightlifting: The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) held the International Weightlifting Federation Level 1 Coaching Course from 4 to 12 December 2018. The course conducted by Mr. Tamas Feher, was attended by 30 coaches

2. Olympic Scholarship for Coaches

Indian Olympic Association got three scholarships in 2018; one in sport specific training and two in sports science training. The International Federation directly calls the applications for sports specific training.

  1. Ms. Seema Rani (Cycling Federation of India)

    Ms. Seema Rani, nominated by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI), attended and successfully passed the "Women’s Specific Coaching Course” organised by International Cycling Union (UCI) in partnership with Olympic Solidarity, at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle Switzerland, from 3 to 17 March 2018.

  2. Mr. Jasbir Singh (Handball Federation of India)


    Mr. Jasbir Singh won Scholarship to attend the International Coaching Course (ICC) held at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary from 19 March to 8 June 2018. Olympic Solidarity covered all the expenses of this three months full-time course. Mr. Singh successfully completed the course with high grades.

  3. Mr. P. Radhakrishnan (Athletics Federation of India)

    Mr. Prabhakaran Radhakrishnan won Scholarship to attend 11th edition of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP) 2018-2019 held in partnership with University of Delaware, United States Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity. He successfully completed two out of the four modules scheduled for the year 2018.

C. PROMOTION OF OLYMPIC VALUES

1. Olympic Education, Culture & Legacy - International Olympic Academy

Dr. Tarun Routhan got the opportunity and aid to attend the 58th International Session for Young Participants, held from 16 to 30 June 2018, at the International Olympic Academy in Greece. It was after long years that IOA was able to directly send a candidate for this session.

2. Sport for Social Development – Olympic Day

Indian Olympic Association extensively celebrated Olympic Day along with its members in 2018. Certificates were printed and made available to all State Olympic Associations holding Olympic Day activities.

3. Sport Medicine and Protection of Clean Athletes

  1. IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine – Dr. Sachin Jain

    Dr. Sachin Jain who served as Team Doctor of the Indian contingent for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games won scholarship to study IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine. Olympic Solidarity meets all expenses of the 2-year postgraduate world level programme. Written examination of Part I were scheduled to be held in April 2019.

  2. IOC Advanced Team Physician Course – Dr. Brajesh Koushle (Athletics Federation of India)

    Dr. Brajesh Koushle was granted Scholarship to attend the 2018 IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (ATPC) held in Marrakech, Morocco from 25 to 27 September 2018. However, due to other commitments he withdrew from the Course later.