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On the orders of Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, there is a lockdown in the state since April 19. IOA President Narinder Batra (right) has written a letter to him seeking permission to open the office.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking permission to open the office. The IOA has said that they should be allowed from Monday, so that the data of Indian athletes associated with the Olympics can be uploaded. Due to Corona in Delhi, there has been a lockdown since April 19.
Data upload of 240 players and staff left
The Tokyo Olympics starts on 23 July. IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta wrote in the letter – The Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics will leave in early July. For this we still have to upload the data of 240 athletes and staff. For this we will need a lot of time.
Permission sought to open IOA office from May 7
He wrote – We are already too late. We are unable to fill data from work from home. We request you to allow the office of Indian Olympic Association to be operational from 7th May so that we can send our players without any hassle.
100 athletes have qualified for the Olympics
Only 49 days are left for the Tokyo Olympics. So far, 100 Indian players have qualified for these games in 14 events. Of these, 56 are men and 44 are women. After 16-16 players of women’s and men’s hockey, maximum 15 players have qualified for shooting. These include 8 men and 7 women.
After this 14 players have qualified in athletics. 25 more players may also qualify in the coming days. These include sports such as weightlifting.