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PM Modi reviews support for Indian Olympic contingent

The Tokyo Olympics is just 14 days away, as the Indian contingent is in its last-moment preparations for the global event. Meanwhile, before the athletes fly out to Tokyo on July 17, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with them on July 13.

Tokyo Olympics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with athletes on July 13-ayh
New Delhi, First Published Jul 9, 2021, 1:10 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took stock of the preparations for the facilitation of India's contingent at the Tokyo Olympics. 

The Prime Minister discussed with officials about the vaccination status of the athletes and the multi-disciplinary support being given to them.

Taking to Twitter after the review, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also informed that "on behalf of 130 crore Indians", he would be "interacting with the Olympics-bound athletes on July 13 to wish them luck."

Even though the Indian Olympic Association is yet to officially announce the strength of the contingent, reports say that the Indian contingent.

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The first batch of India's Olympic athletes will depart soon for Tokyo in a charter Air India flight.

The Tokyo Olympics will be held under a state of emergency in Japan without spectators from July 23 to August 8.

On Thursday, the Japanese government announced that the Olympics would be held without spectators. The decision was necessitated due to the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in the country. 

The decision was taken during a meeting of International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach and representatives of the four bodies, the organizing committee, the International Paralympic Committee, as well as the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments.

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