Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 | Last Update : 10:31 AM IST

186th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra130045899280634761 Andhra Pradesh6614585881695606 Tamil Nadu5693705138369148 Karnataka5572124503028417 Uttar Pradesh3785333136865450 Delhi2644502284365147 West Bengal2410592110204665 Odisha201059165432820 Telangana1838661524411091 Bihar175898161510881 Assam167374136712625 Kerala160935111327636 Gujarat1303911105923394 Rajasthan1247301042881412 Haryana1205781012731273 Madhya Pradesh117588932382152 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Sports   In Other sports  28 Mar 2020  IOA chief says postponed Olympic qualifiers will happen

IOA chief says postponed Olympic qualifiers will happen

PTI
Published : Mar 28, 2020, 5:22 pm IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2020, 5:22 pm IST

National Sports Federations have been asked to share information on athletes' training plans

President of Indian Olympic Association Narinder Batra. PTI Photo
 President of Indian Olympic Association Narinder Batra. PTI Photo

New Delhi: IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday said the Tokyo Olympics qualification events, postponed due to Covid19 pandemic, will be held once the health crisis is resolved and asked the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to prepare a list of such tournaments in their respective sports.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president also asked the top brass of all the NSFs to share the calendar of their athletes' preparations for the Tokyo Games, pushed back by one year to 2021 in view of the worsening pandemic.

 

"The qualification events which were postponed will happen again once this virus issue is resolved. Draft tentative plans for that. Please share details of all the qualification events yet to happen in your sport," Batra wrote in a letter to the presidents and secretaries of all the NSFs.

Batra also said the IOA and NSFs need to plan on the extension of contracts of the coaches whose tenures were to end this year.

"Draft training calendar for Athlete's preparation for 2021 Olympics. Please update on the present location of the athletes and their health," he said in the letter with copies marked to Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India.

 

He said under the present circumstances, it will be very difficult to give any confirmations "but this is just to get everyone on same page".

Nearly 80 Indian athletes have so far qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in seven sports -- athletics, archery, boxing, equestrian, hockey, shooting and wrestling. The IOA was expecting to rise the number to more than 120.

Tags: indian olympic association, narinder batra, nsfs
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi