OPEX London-2012 is designed to cater to the requirements of a core group of elite athletes who are likely to qualify for the London Olympics, 2012. It has been envisaged under the programme that 3 to 4 times the number of athletes who are likely to represent the country in each discipline would be taken up for comprehensive and intensive training for these Games. The Schedule of training, exposure, competition etc. would cover a period of about 220-250 days. The training would comprise domestic and foreign components. Foreign coaches would also be engaged wherever required. The probables will be exposed to international competitions which will form part of their schedule of training and exposure. Scientific support facilities in the nature of Scientific/Medical equipment would be provided during their training in India along with the services of physical trainers, physiotherapists, masseurs, sports science experts, etc. Psychological support through experts would be provided for sports where high levels of concentration are critical for improving performance. Appropriate food supplements would be provided for athletes of power sports and those sports which entail vigorous physical exercise. The physical infrastructure at the centres of Sports Authority of India including hostels, training facilities, equipment and scientific back up arrangements would be upgraded to provide state of art facilities to cater to the requirement of these athletes for their training/coaching in India.
A monitoring system based on monitorable parameters in respect of progressive improvement and physical fitness for each discipline would be put in place. The monitoring system would be used to evaluate the performance of each athlete from the core group and take a view in respect of his/her continuance or replacement in the core group. In this manner, in the run up to the Games, the athletes with the highest performance levels would be able to represent the country in the Games.