Tokyo Olympics: Any decision adversely affecting Indian athletes is not acceptable, says Kiren Rijiju | Tokyo Olympics News

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NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, Kiren Rijiju, on Wednesday mentioned any determination that impacts the Indian athletes is not going to be acceptable forward of the Tokyo Olympics.
His remarks got here as new laws have been put in place by the Japanese authorities pertaining to entry situations to Japan affecting 11 nations, together with India, forward of the Video games.
“Any determination that adversely impacts Indian athletes is just not acceptable to us. There needs to be no discrimination in any type,” Rijiju mentioned in reply to a query from ANI.
Rijiju may even launch India’s anthem for Tokyo 2020 Video games on Wednesday and the theme is called ‘Cheer for India.’ On the event of the International Olympic Day, Rijiju additionally prolonged his greatest needs to all of the Olympians of India.
“At present there’s a programme to see off our Olympic crew at Nehru Stadium with all Covid protocol intact. I’ll launch the Olympic anthem as effectively. On Olympic day, I wish to prolong my greatest needs to all of the Olympians, the Indian Olympic crew,” he added.
Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “In a couple of weeks, @Tokyo2020 begins. Wishing the easiest to our contingent, which consists of our most interesting athletes. Within the run-up to the Video games, right here is an attention-grabbing quiz on MyGov. I urge you all, specifically my younger associates to participate.”

In a letter to athletes and different stakeholders on Friday, the Tokyo 2020 organisers introduced that there could be a further algorithm for athletes, officers and journalists travelling to Tokyo from 11 nations, together with India, Pakistan and the UK, because of the “presence of Covid-19 variants which current a better degree of threat.”
An Olympic Mission Cell has been arrange within the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single-window node to supply logistic assist to the Indian contingent certain for Tokyo Video games.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities has determined to depute most extra assist workers comparable to coaches, medical doctors and physiotherapists to optimise the efficiency of the athletes within the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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