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newssports6 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian athletes to receive second dose of vaccination within four weeks

The Health Ministry has reduced the gap between two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to four weeks, as opposed to the period applicable for other residents. As of now, 120 athletes, including 27 para-athletes, have received at least one dose of Covid-19, while 62 of them have been fully vaccinated.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports17 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | IOA pledges to fully vaccinate entire Indian contingent before leaving for Tokyo

The IOA has pledged to vaccinate the entire Indian contingent, including athletes and technical officials before they take the flight to Tokyo. For ensuring a safe and secure environment at the Olympics, the organising committee has already issued a playbook for the participating nations.
Press Release
newssports19 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | India's preparations are going on in full swing, asserts Narinder Batra

IOA President Narinder Batra asserted that India’s preparations for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are going on in full swing, in spite of rumours suggesting that there’s the possibility of the event being cancelled. The mega-event is set for a July 23 start and will conclude on August 8.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports23 days ago

148 athletes including Tokyo-bound candidates receive first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

148 athletes including Tokyo-bound candidates have already received their first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine as per the Indian Olympic Association. As per reports, 131 athletes have only received the first dose, while the rest 17 have been administered with both the jabs.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 months ago

NSF's should be very conscious and careful taking decisions to travel, warns Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra warned the NSF (National Sports Federations)’s need to be conscious and careful before taking decisions to travel, as the second wave of Covid-19 hits India. India have recorded more than 3 lakh positive Covid-19 cases for two consecutive days.
SportsCafe Desk
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.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresportsa year ago

Why Sports Ministry’s ban on 54 NSFs can have snowball effect in build-up to Tokyo Olympics

Indian sports have been heavily affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and the situation hasn't shown an improvement either, with cases accelerating at an alarming rate. Just when the crisis was enough to keep athletes out of action, the Indian Sports Ministry's recent decision has piled on the misery.
sounak mullick
featuresportsa year ago

Good Bad Ugly ft. Sreesanth's return, VAR malfunction, and IOC cat-fight

English Football is back, Cricket is on the verge of return, and then we have perennial wrangling in the world of sports and politics that go with it. Does Corona give us a breather all these while? Not really, as we, at SportsCafe, list down the Good Bad Ugly from the world of Sports. There you go!
Bastab K Parida
newssports2 years ago

Sudhakar Shetty has no time to look after Gymnastics Federation of India, writes IOA president Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra has written to the International Gymnastics Federation, alleging that Sudhakar Shetty, the head of GFI, has no interest in the sport. Batra further revealed that Shetty himself was unaware that his signatures were being forged by others.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

Narinder Batra’s call for CWG boycott will be discussed in IOA meeting, says Rajeev Mehta

Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Rajeev Mehta said that the executive committee and general body will discuss the call to permanently pull out of the Commonwealth Games made by its president Narinder Batra. Mehta also said the National Games would be held in Goa in November next year.
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