The Sports activities Ministry on Friday stated it has determined in opposition to sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate “most” help workers, together with coaches and physios, for the athletes competing within the Summer season Video games.
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 eight.
“The Ministry has determined to depute most extra help workers similar to coaches, docs, physiotherapists, to optimize the efficiency of the athletes,” the Ministry stated in an announcement.
“Go to of any individual aside from athletes, coaches and help workers might be taken up provided that there may be any protocol requirement. Within the gentle 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 overseas ministers to 11 per head of state, whereas limiting the cabinet-level delegations to 5 individuals.
In a bid to help logistic help to the Indian athletes, the Ministry additionally determined to arrange a 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 supply logistic help to the Indian Contingent certain for Tokyo, so that every one doable help is rendered seamlessly,” the ministry stated.
The Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics is anticipated 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.