Sports Ministry to not ship its delegation to Tokyo Olympics

The Sports Ministry on Friday mentioned it has determined towards sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate “most” help workers, together with coaches and physios, for the athletes competing within the Summer Games.

A complete of 100 Indian athletes have to date certified and one other 25 to 35 may make the minimize for the delayed Tokyo Olympics scheduled from July 23 to August 8.

“The Ministry has determined to depute most extra help workers comparable to coaches, docs, physiotherapists, to optimize the efficiency of the athletes,” the Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

“Visit of any individual aside from athletes, coaches and help workers shall be taken up provided that there’s any protocol requirement. In the sunshine of the association, it has been determined to not have any Ministry delegation for the Tokyo Olympics.”

As per the norms, the variety of officers travelling to Olympics can’t be greater than one-third of the athletes’ contingent.

With the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese authorities had additionally determined to limit the workers accompanying the international ministers to 11 per head of state, whereas limiting the cabinet-level delegations to 5 folks.

In a bid to offer logistic help to the Indian athletes, the Ministry additionally determined to arrange an Olympic Mission Cell within the Embassy of India in Tokyo.

“An Olympic Mission Cell is being arrange within the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single window node to offer logistic help to the Indian Contingent certain for Tokyo, so that every one doable help is rendered seamlessly,” the ministry mentioned.

The Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics is predicted to be round 190, together with over 100 athletes.

Indian athletes from 12 sports activities badminton, boxing, hockey, wrestling, crusing, athletics, archery, equestrian, fencing, rowing, capturing and desk tennis — have to date certified for the Tokyo Olympics.

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