About Our Academy
Mar Athanasius is renowned for excellence in a wide variety of sporting disciplines, and has successfully developed athletes to the International, National and University level competitions owing much to the proper training and facilities given in the college. Olympian Anilda Thomas and Olympian Gopi T are the pride of Mar Athanasius College who represented India in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Championships and events were won by the College during the past years. In recognition of these achievements the Sports Authority of India gave accreditation to the Mar Athanasius Sports Academy under Khelo India Talent Development Program, which has been given only to 12 selected academies in India.
The Khelo India Scheme aims to encourage sports all over the country. It aims at strengthening the sports ecosystem in India by promoting the twin objectives of mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports. Further, the major aim of the program is to help Indian sportspersons to reach the pinnacle of world sports focusing at the initial stage, a podium finish at the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.