Prime Minister Modi tweets best wishes to Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the contingent of Indian athletes bound for Tokyo Olympics.

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NARENDRA MODI AND KIREN RIJIJU SHARED THEIR ENTHUSIASM FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

Tokyo Olympics 2020 is scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will not allow international spectators. Although it is being held in 2021, the event retains the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes.

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“In a few weeks, @Tokyo2020 begins. Wishing the very best to our contingent, which consists of our finest athletes. In the run up to the games, here is an interesting quiz on MyGov. I urge you all, specially my young friends to take part,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju went on to thank the Prime Minister for his words of support to the Olympic bound athletes.

“Thank you PM @narendramodi ji for your wishes for our athletes on #OlympicDay. With just 30 days to go for @Tokyo2020, it’s time to start cheering – India, India! In the run up to the games, here is an interesting quiz on MyGov. Do participate,” he tweeted.

THE INDIAN CONTINGENT ARE BURDENED BY ADDITIONAL RULES

The second Olympics to be held in Tokyo marks the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding would make their Olympic debuts and baseball and softball would return for the first time since Beijing Olympics 2008.

India’s journey to the upcoming games has been riddled with some difficulties. The Japanese Government, considering the state of Covid-19 situation in India and some other nations, including UK, has decided to put some additional rules for the athletes of those nations to maintain once they reach Tokyo.

Before they reach Tokyo, the athletes from these nations must be tested daily for a week. After they reach the host city for the upcoming Olympics, they would not be allowed to come into contact with other teams for a period of three days, a rule described as highly unfair by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

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