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newssportsa month ago

Tokyo-bound athletes, along with probables, receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

In a major development, the athletes stationed at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala and National Centre of Excellence, Bengaluru, have started receiving the vaccinations for Covid-19. The men’s hockey squad, including 39 players and four staff, received the first dose of the vaccine.
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newssportsa month ago

Government will provide extra care and assistance to Tokyo-bound athletes, states Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju has assured Tokyo-bound athletes that they will be provided with ‘extra care’ amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India. With less than 100 days left for the Tokyo Games to start, Indian athletes are in a race against time to make themselves match ready.
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newssports2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | India must cross double-digits in the medals tally, states Kiren Rijiju

Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is expecting India to touch double digits in the medals tally at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. So far, 90 athletes have qualified for the upcoming mega-event, with the IOA President Narinder Batra expecting the final count to be somewhere around 120-130.
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newssports3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | We have huge expectations from Indian shooters, admits Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju revealed that he has huge expectations from the Indian shooting contingent in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Indian shooters are performing brilliantly at the ongoing ISSF World Cup, in New Delhi, with them leading the medals tally by a fair margin.
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newssports3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | We are planning to send the Indian contingent in advance, informs Kiren Rijiju

Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju stated that the authorities are planning to send the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Indian contingent in advance for the athletes to get used to the climate and conditions in the host city. A committee headed by Rijiju has started talks with the IOA regarding the same.
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newssports3 months ago

Hosting Olympics would give India its rightful place in sports, reckons Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju feels that hosting an Olympics would give India its rightful place in sports. The nation has already hosted a couple of Asian Games – in 1951 and 1982 and also the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but the dream of hosting the biggest sports spectacle is still unfulfilled.
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newssports4 months ago

Don't want foreign athletes to be inconvenienced by quarantine rules, asserts Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju has assured that the foreign athletes visiting the country for international events won’t face problems due to the prevalent quarantine rules set by the government. However, the athletes from foreign countries have to carry a negative Covid-19 report.
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newssports4 months ago

India has the capability to host the Olympics, claims Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju has shown interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics, stating that the country has the capabilities to stage an event of such magnitude. The country has already hosted a few multi-sports events, but the budget to host the Olympics will be greater than any one of them.
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newssports9 months ago

36th National Games postponed owing to pandemic situation

The 36th National Games, which was supposed to be held in Goa from October 20 to November 4, 2020, has been postponed owing to the pandemic situation in India. The central government has released a fund of Rs. 97.80 crore to the government of Goa for the development of sports infrastructure.
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newssportsa year ago

We cannot put athletes at disadvantage by delaying training camps, asserts Kiren Rijiju

Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assured that Indian athletes won’t be put in a disadvantageous position in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics and the training camps would go ahead. While many of the NSFs have made efforts to re-start their training camps, nothing positive transpired so far.
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