NRAI issues strict guidelines for Olympic-bound Shooters

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The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has implemented stringent guidelines for the shooters who are preparing for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. These guidelines are part of the NRAI’s efforts to ensure the readiness of its athletes for the quadrennial showpiece.

NRAI’s guidelines

The NRAI has issued a “national team protocol” which includes several key directives. One of the most significant rules is the prohibition of personal coaches at the national camp. The NRAI has made it clear that only those personal coaches and sports science consultants who are approved by the NRAI and have signed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be allowed to assist the National Training team. This rule is aimed at ensuring a unified and focused training program under the leadership of the High-Performance Director (HPD) and the chief coach.

Another major guideline is the imposition of a “media blackout”. Under this rule, athletes are not allowed to interact with the media, except for designated days which will be communicated separately. This is intended to minimize distractions and help the athletes concentrate on their preparation.

The NRAI has also set restrictions on the movement of athletes when they are abroad. This is done to ensure the safety of the athletes and to keep them focused on their training.

Furthermore, the governing body has stated that parents will not be allowed to stay or visit their wards at the camps. Any exceptions to this rule can only be made at the discretion of the High Performance Director (HPD), Pierre Beauchamp. This rule is designed to create an environment that is conducive to focused training and preparation.

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