Keshavan has been approved as one of the 17 candidates to fill in two vacant places of the IOC's Athletes Commission after the world body's executive board meeting in Athens on Saturday.
Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules
Hockey India's decision comes a day after England's withdrawal from the junior men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.
Batra said the Indian hockey teams' priority is to achieve their peak at the Asian Games, which starts just 35 days after the CWG
The IOC recently announced that the city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA requests government to allow contingent to enter country without COVID-19 test report
In a letter addressed to Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal, Batra said since the Olympic contingent members have been fully vaccinated and undergone tests on a regular basis in Tokyo, they be exempted from the requirement of showing RT PCR negative test reports
The IOA Advisory Committee has recommended that silver medal winners will be presented Rs 40 lakh, while the bronze winners will get richer by Rs 25 lakhs.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Please don't take stress', IOA president Narinder Batra to athletes arriving in Tokyo
Narinder Batra said the situation is not that that bad in the Japanese capital and the athletes should not take undue stress.
Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 female participants, Batra said during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with Olympic-bound athletes.
Leading wrestler and key medal hope Bajrang Punia, on the other hand, has been chosen as the flag-bearer for the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian athletes to depart for Japan on 14 July, says IOA's Rajeev Mehta
Mehta further informed that the rest of the contingent will travel between 16 and 19 July.
The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games India Executive Board with the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation
It is still not clear who among the male athletes will be the joint flag-bearer.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Any decision that adversely affects Indian athletes’ preparation not acceptable to us, says Kiren Rijiju
“It will not be acceptable to us if there’s any decision by Tokyo 2020 organisers regarding quarantine and other things which will adversely affect the preparation of Indian athletes,” sports minister Kiren Rijiju said.
The protocols will involve daily testing of athletes for a week before they depart for Japan and for them to "refrain from coming into contact with other teams for three days after they arrive" in Japan.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan imposes stricter regulations on India contingent, IOA terms it 'unfair and discriminatory'
Indian athletes and officials travelling for the Olympics have been asked by the Japanese government to undergo daily COVID-19 tests for a week prior to their departure and not interact with anyone from another country for three days on arrival.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: China urges India to be ‘objective and fair’ after IOA drops Li Ning as kit sponsor
There have been calls for boycott of Chinese products after face-off between the armies of the two countries in eastern Ladakh last year.
The IOA on Tuesday dropped Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Olympics to 'honour public sentimen'.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA drops Chinese brand Li Ning as kit sponsor, decides to go with unbranded apparel
The IOA had unveiled the Olympic kit designed by Li Ning for the Tokyo Games last week, which led to criticism. It has been learnt that the Sports Ministry then advised IOA to not include a Chinese sponsor for the Games.
At its executive board meeting last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had made provisions for flag-bearers from both genders at the opening ceremony.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: All members of Indian contingent will be vaccinated before leaving for Japan, says IOA
More than 90 Indian athletes across sports have so far qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.