Only Olympics preparatory camps will run: Kiren Rijiju


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Academic training at SAI training centres and all national camps and to stop

Women boxers at the national camp at NIS Patiala. PTI Photo

New Delhi: All national camps, except those where athletes are preparing for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, were on Tuesday postponed until further orders in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the academic training at the National Centre of Excellence and Sports Auhtority of India Training Centres will also be suspended.

"Due to Covid-19, SAI has decided that all National camps shall be postponed except those where athletes are being trained as part of Olympics #Tokyo2020 preparation," Rijiju tweeted.

"Academic training in National Centre of Excellence & STCs shall be suspended till further order," he added.