The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be held from 23 July to 8 August. The entry of spectators is not allowed in the stadium during the games due to the pandemic.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are to begin on 23 July.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday that India will send a 228-member contingent, including 119 players, to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with the Olympic-going players, Batra told that out of 119 players, 67 are male and 52 are female participants. Batra said, ‘The total number of Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics will be 228. There are 67 male players and 52 female players. We will challenge in 85 medal events. This will be India’s largest contingent ever in the Olympics.
He said, ‘The first team from India to Tokyo will leave from here on July 17. There will be a total of 90 players and officials in this. Four players and the coach of the Indian sailing contingent reached Tokyo on Tuesday. Sailing players practicing in different countries of Europe reached the capital of Japan from their practice site. These players have arrived here from Europe, so they will not have to face the stringent restrictions imposed on other players coming from India regarding COVID-19. Boxing and shooting teams will also arrive in Tokyo from Italy and Croatia respectively. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will reach Tokyo from the US on July 15 or 16.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8. The entry of spectators is not allowed in the stadium during the games due to the pandemic.
PM Modi spoke to the players
Meanwhile, lauding Indian sportspersons for their journey from struggle to success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they should not be burdened with expectations but aim to perform at their best in the Tokyo Olympics. Modi held a virtual conversation with the Indian players going for the Olympic Games starting from July 23 to encourage them. He mentioned many memorable incidents in the life of the players and also asked about their experiences. He also mentioned the contribution of his parents in the journey of the players.
He told the players, ‘You sweat for the country. If you carry the flag of the country, then it is the responsibility of the country to stand firmly with you. Seeing your energy, there is no doubt that the day is not far when winning will become the habit of New India. This is just the beginning. If you go to Tokyo and hoist the flag of the country, then the whole world will see.
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