Tokyo Olympics: IOA president Narinder Batra delighted with stay arrangements at Olympic Village
The Tokyo Olympics is just around the corner, scheduled to get underway within eight days, on July 23. Meanwhile, the Olympic Village has been opened for the athletes by the organisers, while IOA president Narinder Batra is satisfied with the arrangements.
With just eight days to go before the Tokyo Olympics kicks off, the athletes have begun to fly into the Japanese capital. Meanwhile, they are scheduled to stay in the Olympic Village that opened its gates on Tuesday.
The Indian contingent is scheduled to start flying out to Tokyo from Friday, while all of them would reach the capital by Saturday. Meanwhile, Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has expressed his delight at the arrangements made for the athletes' stay at the Village.
"I was informed by Dy Chef de Mission that the stay arrangements at the Games Village are very good and the dining hall issues as India is one of the 14 countries with extra conditions also stands resolved. Thank You IOC, Tokyo Organising Committee, Japan and Team India," he was quoted as saying in a statement.
The Village is expected to accommodate over 1,000 athletes, with the Games running between July 23 to August 8. Moreover, all athletes staying in the Village would have to follow the COVID-19 countermeasures set by the organisers. It includes wearing a mask, sanitising hands, social distancing and getting regularly tested.
As for the Village amenities, it includes a big 24/7 dining hall, with an option of 700-plus foods. It also possesses a fitness centre and the Clinic Complex for extensive medical care for female athletes. Also, in the residential department, the beds are made out of cardboard, along with blackout curtains, while shuttle buses would also ply inside the Village.
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