Batra was knowledgeable of the inconveniences the athletes from different international locations are going through.
IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday highlighted recent 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 international locations are going through on touchdown in Tokyo by the Indian Chef De mission on Friday. He has raised the difficulty to the Video games’ organizers forward of the Indian contingent’s departure.
“Important issues brought to my notice from Chef De Mission meeting on July 9. Same issue was highlighted in the meeting by different countries including Czech, those who arrived at Narita airport,” Batra mentioned in a press release.
“They have to wait for 4 HRS, before the immigration process to begin and they waited for three hours to board the transport. No food and no water was provided.
“Germany highlighted the Volunteer companies are virtually non-existent,” the statement read.
The first batch of India’s Olympic-bound athletes is set to depart for Tokyo on July 17. More than 120 athletes are bound for the Games.
“Sharing with all of you so that you’re mentally ready for what it’s possible you’ll very doubtless count on on the airport till you attain the Village, these Video games are being held underneath additional unusual circumstances and we must always attempt to assist Japan and undergo every thing with a smile,” Batra said.
Addressing the concerns raised by Batra, the organizers said “The problem has been raised at present to the organizing committee. They’ll work on it with the federal government to verify it doesn’t occur anymore.” In view of the raging COVID-19 instances, the Tokyo Olympics will likely be held underneath a state of emergency in Japan with out spectators from July 23 to August 8.