Lengthy wait in immigration, not sufficient volunteers: IOA chief highlights considerations on arrival in Tokyo | Tokyo Olympics Information

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NEW DELHI: IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday highlighted contemporary considerations that India’s Olympic-bound athletes could face on arrival in Tokyo, together with spending lengthy hours in immigration with out meals and water.
Batra was knowledgeable of the inconveniences the athletes from different nations are dealing with on touchdown in Tokyo by the Indian Chef De mission on Friday. He has raised the problem to the Video games’ organisers forward of the Indian contingent’s departure.
“Vital points delivered to my discover from Chef De Mission assembly on July 9. Similar challenge was highlighted within the assembly by completely different nations together with Czech , those that arrived at Narita airport,” Batra stated in an announcement.
“They’ve to attend for four HRS, earlier than the immigration course of to start they usually waited for 3 hours to board the transport. No meals and no water was supplied.
“Germany highlighted the Volunteer companies are nearly non existent,” the assertion learn.
The primary batch of India’s Olympic-bound athletes is about to depart for Tokyo on July 17. Greater than 120 athletes are certain for the Video games.
“Sharing with all of you so that you’re mentally ready for what you might very seemingly anticipate on the airport till you attain the Village, these Video games are being held beneath further unusual circumstances and we must always attempt to help Japan and undergo every part with a smile,” Batra stated.
Addressing the considerations raised by Batra, the organisers stated “The problem has been raised right this moment to the organising committee. They’ll work on it with the federal government to ensure it doesn’t occur anymore.”
In view of the raging COVID-19 instances, the Tokyo Olympics will probably be held beneath a state of emergency in Japan with out spectators from July 23 to August 8.

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