PM Narendra Modi reviews India's preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be held from July 23 to August 8. India looks all set to participate in the event if it goes ahead, with vaccination mandatory for all the athletes. Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the preparations of India.
The Indian contingent is all gearing up for its participation in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020, slated to be held between July 23 to August 8. Although the event's status remains uncertain due to the prevailing challenges surrounding the COVID situation in Japan, the organisers are confident that things would go ahead as planned.
Meanwhile, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a virtual meet to analyse the preparations of the Indians for the event. He was briefed about the measures taken by the Indian Olympic Association for uninterrupted training, international competition participation for Olympic quota, athlete vaccination and customised support.
"Officials said that special attention will also be given towards motivating athletes and boosting their morale of athletes while they participate in the Olympics. Therefore, regular video conferences will be organised with their parents and family members back in India, through the course of the competition," said Press Information Bureau in a statement.
"Sports is at the heart of our national character and our youth are creating a strong and vibrant culture of sports. The wishes of 135 crore Indians will be with our youngsters who are participating in the Olympics," said PM Modi.
"From vaccination to training facilities, every need of our sportspersons must be fulfilled on top priority. For every young sportsperson shining on the global stage, a thousand more will be inspired to take up sports," he added.
Modi would also be addressing the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics in July through a video conference. As many as 100 athletes have booked their berth for the Games, with 25 more still in contention to qualify. Even for the Paralympics, 26 have already qualified, with 16 more likely.
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