New Delhi [India], June 11 (ANI): An Olympic Mission Cell is being set up in the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single-window node to provide logistic support to the Indian contingent bound for Tokyo Games.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to depute maximum additional support staff such as coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, to optimise the performance of the athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
According to the Ministry, the visit of any person other than athletes, coaches, and support staff will be taken up only if there is any protocol requirement.
Meanwhile, it has also been decided not to have any Ministry delegation for the Tokyo Olympics.
"Participation of the Indian Teams and sportspersons for Tokyo Olympics 2020 is being reviewed round the clock. The Ministry has decided to depute maximum additional support staff such as coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, to optimize the performance of the athletes," read a statement from Press Information Bureau (PIB).
"Visit of any person other than athletes, coaches and support staff will be taken up only if there is any protocol requirement. In the light of the arrangement, it has been decided not to have any Ministry delegation for the Tokyo Olympics.
"An Olympic Mission Cell is being set up in the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single window node to provide logistic support to the Indian Contingent bound for Tokyo, so that all possible assistance is rendered seamlessly," the statement added.
Earlier this week, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) jointly decided to organise a nationwide campaign to create awareness about the Olympics with a focus on the participation of Indian athletes.
This campaign of spreading awareness includes several activities like Olympics quiz with rewards for the winners, Olympics dialogues/debates, articles, and fan engagement drives through best slogan/best digital poster/best theme song/most probable medal-winning Olympian contests.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 is scheduled from July 23 to September 5. Currently, a total of 100 Indian athletes have qualified for the showpiece event across 11 sports disciplines, and about 25 more athletes are likely to qualify for the marquee event, details of which will emerge by end of June. (ANI)
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