New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- Former hockey captain Sardar Singh, long-jump icon Anju Bobby George and Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia were among the seven new members of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC), as the country looks to build on its success at the Tokyo Olympics, an official government release said on Wednesday.

Shooting legend Anjali Bhagwat, badminton ace Trupti Murgunde, former hockey skipper and CEO of Olympic Gold Quest Viren Rasquinha, and table tennis star Monalisa Mehta were the other former athletes added to the MOC tasked to steer 2024 Paris Olympics preparation through the Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS), an initiative of the sports ministry.

"The inputs by former athletes in the incumbent MOC played a significant ...