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Tokyo Olympics: No branded attire, only India will be written on kits of our athletes, says Rijiju | More sports News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Wednesday, mentioned that the Indian Olympic-bound contingent will not sport any branded attire in the course of the upcoming Olympics.
He additionally mentioned that only India will be written on athletes’ kits on the Tokyo Olympics, which is all set to start from July 23.

Indian athletes, coaches and help workers, will not be sporting any branded attire at Tokyo Olympics. Only ‘INDIA’ will be written within the kits of our athletes,” tweeted Rijiju.

Earlier, the Indian Olympic Association(IOA) and Sunlight Sports (Brand Li Ning) reached an settlement collectively to rearrange the sports kitting of the Indian Olympic workforce to Tokyo 2020, domestically by IOA.
The settlement was reached protecting in thoughts the security and comfort of the athletes, in lieu of the logistical challenges being confronted by IOA as a result of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown scenario within the nation.

“Over 100 Indian athletes have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The athletes are based in various states and cities of India in training camps — some of which are isolated bubbles, in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games,” an official launch said.
With the vastly unfold-out coaching camps mixed with the always evolving COVID-19 scenario in India, IOA has confronted unprecedented logistical challenges in assembly the precise attire necessities of the taking part Indian athletes. Due to those challenges, the Indian Olympic Association has requested Sunlight Sports to permit IOA to nominate native producers aware of the athletes’ attire measurements, to provide and provide the sports kitting for the Indian Olympic workforce.
The IOA on Tuesday had determined that the nation’s athletes would put on unbranded sports attire within the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, 2021.



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