OPEX LONDON 2012 is the program that envisages undertaking Operation Excellence (OPEX) in the run up to the London Olympic Games, 2012. It entails training, coaching and all other facilities for teams and individual competitors in different disciplines.
It was mainly owing to the comprehensive and intensive training imparted to sportspersons that our sportspersons put up commendable performance in Beijing Olympics 2008, Commonwealth Games 2010 and Asian Games 2010. In Beijing Olympics 2008, India won three medals (one gold and two bronze medals). India’s performance in terms of medals tally at Beijing Olympics was better than that in any previous Olympic Games. For the first time in the history of Indian Sports, India won an individual Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Olympic 2008.
In Commonwealth Games 2010, the country put up the best ever performance in any major, multi-disciplinary sports event with a haul of 101 medals ( 38 Gold, 27 Silver and 36 Bronze), which is more than double the medals India won at CWG, Melbourne, 2006. This achievement placed India 2nd in Medals Tally after Australia and ahead of major sporting countries such as England, Canada, South Africa etc.
In Asian Games 2010, Indian sportspersons put up a commendable performance and got record number of 65 medals (14 Gold, 17 Silver and 34 Bronze). India stood at 6th position in the medals tally, which is India’s best since inception of the Asian Games.
Recognizing the fact that Scheme for Preparation of Indian Athletes for Commonwealth Games 2010 and extension of the norms applicable under this scheme for the disciplines of Asian Games, has paid rich dividends, The Ministry decided to launch ‘Operation Excellence for London Olympics-2012’ (OPEX 2012) project with a view to prepare athletes and teams for London Olympics 2012. Under OPEX 2012, the athletes are being provided comprehensive and intensive training, both within the country and abroad as well as competition exposure in international sports competitions.