IOA affirms commitment to ensure safety of Indian Contingent at the Olympics

Harpal Singh Bedi 

New  Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday  extended its full support to the IOC  and Tokyo 2020 Organsing committee in  conducting the Olympic Games successfully.

The IOA also  said   that it was  Committed to ensure safety of Indian Contingent and all concerned.

It  also promised  to do  everything possible to ensure that all the personnel part of the Indian contingent clear the necessary steps as provided in the playbook before boarding their respective flights for Tokyo.

In a statement  IOA president  Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta  said  ” The safety of everyone involved at the Tokyo Olympics is the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) highest priority and the IOA will do everything possible to ensure that all the personnel part of the Indian contingent clear the necessary steps as provided in the playbook before boarding their respective flights for Tokyo.

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have been carrying out fabulous work to ensure that the Olympic Games are held in a completely safe and secure environment for the betterment of the athletes as well as the public of Japan. 

“We at IOA do not want to leave any stone unturned and are here to support the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee in every possible manner and aspect.

The IOA therefore is confirming to IOC and Tokyo Organising Committee its commitment and pledge to follow all necessary precautions and guidelines, ensuring that all the participants through the IOA  for the  Games  including Athletes, Technical Officials and delegate members will follow all precautions and will be vaccinated before leaving for Japan, presently each of the above has had the first vaccination and 2nd will happen as per vaccination protocols.   

“We thank the Government of India for their support in securing vaccinations for each of the contingent members and any representatives from India,  the statement  said
HSB  

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