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Indian Athletes Can Use Facilities Inside Olympic Village From Day 1 After Check In | Tokyo Olympic Games News

By on July 18, 2021 0
NEW DELHI: India’s Deputy Chef de Mission (CDM) for the Tokyo Olympics Dr Prem Verma, who has resided in the Athletes’ Village since July 14, told TOI on Saturday that the country’s athletes are failing would not necessarily have to undergo a strict three-day “isolation period” upon arrival at the Village.
Athletes can move around the village campus housing 11,000 Games participants and benefit from the services of a ‘main dining room, gymnasium, tower elevators and common areas and facilities. a laundry collection center ”from the first day after check-in.
Dr Verma stated that the arrangements made by the Tokyo the organizers were “world class” and all they expected from Indian athletes arriving from Delhi was to observe “self-discipline and monitor their health on a daily basis”.

“We (CDM, Deputy CDM and other contingent and IOA officials) arrived at the Athletes‘ Village on July 14 and encountered no restrictions such as three days of isolation or the ban on using the spaces. common areas and hallways. The main dining room was accessible to us.
“We are staying in Tower 15 and on the 11th, 12th and 13th floors with 182 rooms for members of the Indian contingent. The same tower accommodates athletes and officials from Copenhagen, South Africa, Norway, Belgium and Denmark.
“There are no restrictions on our movements. Thus, for the athletes coming from India, they will have free movement in their turn from the first day of their arrival, with access to the dining room, the gymnasium, the village square and the parks and common areas.

First group with 88 athletes and officials starting from Delhi
An official departure ceremony took place on Saturday evening at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) here as the first group of athletes departed for Tokyo.
The 88-strong contingent, which includes 54 athletes, support staff and IOA officials, was greeted enthusiastically by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and others.

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