Coronavirus pandemic: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju postpones all national camps except those for Tokyo Olympics 2020

New Delhi: All national camps, except for those where athletes are preparing for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, were on Tuesday postponed until further order in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Coronavirus pandemic: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju postpones all national camps except those for Tokyo Olympics 2020

File image of Kiren Rijiju. Image courtesy: PIB

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju said the academic training at the National Centre of Excellence and Sports Authority of India Training Centres will also be suspended.

"Due to Covid-19, SAI has decided that: All National camps shall be postponed except for those where athletes are being trained as part of Olympics #Tokyo2020 preparation," Rijiju tweeted.

"Academic training in National Centre of Excellence & STCs shall be suspended till further order," he added.

Updated Date: Mar 17, 2020 12:40:41 IST



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