Olympics-bound athletes will be given preference when it comes to resuming training: Rijiju

Olympics-bound athletes will be given preference when it comes to resuming training: Rijiju

India is currently into the third stage of its nationwide lockdown and the country is fighting hard to get things back to normal. The latest lockdown norm has provided some relief to the citizens but this needs people to understand the gravity of the situation and utilise the relaxed norms in a judicious manner.

 

Sporting world has also come to a standstill and this has definitely made life boring for fans as well as the players. Unions Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has echoed the sentiments of the sports fanatics and assured them that things will get back to normal soon.

 

Unions Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, while talking on Aaj Tak said that a proper planning is being done to assure that the athletes come back to the grounds safely. He also agreed that some sports will need more help than others.

 

"Not only sports the life has changed, we can't live like before and we have to make sure to follow the new norms and sports also will come up in a new way. We will have to plan to make sports more interesting without fans. Stadiums in future will not be filled with fans. IPL is rich and get revenue from tv but there are others which need help. We will help those sports and federations. We have big aims and want India to be in the top-ten nations' list in terms of winning medals."

 

The nationwide lockdown has left the athletes without proper training facilities but the Sports Minister appreciated them for utilising the limited resource at their home to the maximum.He added online sessions are also being conducted to train the athletes and coaches.

 

India is currently into the third stage of its nationwide lockdown and the country is fighting hard to get things back to normal. The latest lockdown norm has provided some relief to the citizens but this needs people to understand the gravity of the situation and utilise the relaxed norms in a judicious manner.

 

Sporting world has also come to a standstill and this has definitely made life boring for fans as well as the players. Unions Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has echoed the sentiments of the sports fanatics and assured them that things will get back to normal soon.

 

Unions Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, while talking on Aaj Tak said that a proper planning is being done to assure that the athletes come back to the grounds safely. He also agreed that some sports will need more help than others.

 

"Not only sports the life has changed, we can't live like before and we have to make sure to follow the new norms and sports also will come up in a new way. We will have to plan to make sports more interesting without fans. Stadiums in future will not be filled with fans. IPL is rich and get revenue from tv but there are others which need help. We will help those sports and federations. We have big aims and want India to be in the top-ten nations' list in terms of winning medals."

 

The nationwide lockdown has left the athletes without proper training facilities but the Sports Minister appreciated them for utilising the limited resource at their home to the maximum.He added online sessions are also being conducted to train the athletes and coaches.