PM Narendra Modi set to give official send-off to Olympics-bound Indian contingent | Tokyo Olympics News

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NEW DELHI: In a bid to spice up the morale of the nation’s Olympic-bound athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to accord an official send-off to the Indian contingent tentatively between July 10-15.
In line with a supply within the Sports Ministry, the Indian contingent is anticipated to depart the nation a day after the official send-off ceremony.
“The Prime Minister is anticipated to offer the official send-off to the Olympic-bound athletes to spice up their morale. The date for the ceremony is but to finalised however it’s anticipated to be anytime between July 10-15,” the ministry supply instructed PTI.
The supply confirmed that the send-off will solely be for these athletes who’re at the moment based mostly within the nation and can fly out from right here.
“The send-off might be for these athletes who will fly to Tokyo from India. Athletes who’re already in a foreign country for competitors or coaching will fly on to Tokyo from their respective locations,” he mentioned.
He additional knowledgeable that any individual aside from athletes, coaches and assist workers, who’re required to journey to Tokyo for the Video games, might be granted permission as per requirement.
The official reiterated that the ministry has determined in opposition to sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate “most” assist workers, together with coaches and physios, for the athletes competing within the Summer season Video games within the wake of the continuing COVID-19 scenario worldwide.
As per the norms, the variety of officers travelling to Olympics can’t be greater than one-third of the athletes’ contingent.
A complete of 100 Indian athletes have to date certified and one other 25 to 35 may make the lower for the delayed Tokyo Olympics scheduled from July 23 to August 8.

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