Decision taken to accommodate most help employees, together with coaches and physios, for the athletes competing within the Summer Games
The Sports Ministry on Friday mentioned it has determined in opposition to sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate “maximum” help employees, 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 would possibly make the reduce for the delayed Tokyo Olympics scheduled from July 23 to August 8.
“The Ministry has decided to depute maximum additional support staff such as coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, to optimize the performance of the athletes,” the Ministry mentioned in a press release.
“Visit of any person other than athletes, coaches and support staff will be taken up only if there is any protocol requirement. In the light of the arrangement, it has been decided not to 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 employees accompanying the overseas ministers to 11 per head of state, whereas limiting the cabinet-level delegations to 5 folks.
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 set up in the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single window node to provide logistic support to the Indian Contingent bound for Tokyo, so that all possible assistance 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, taking pictures and desk tennis — have to date certified for the Tokyo Olympics.