Tokyo. corona pandemic on Friday between olympics Only 44 players from India will participate in the opening ceremony. Players who compete the next day have already been asked to stay out of the ceremony. Only India’s 50-member contingent along with six officials will be at the opening ceremony. Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said, “We do not want to create a situation where our players are afraid of getting infected. For this reason, it has been decided to reduce the players and officials to 50 in the opening ceremony.” This decision was taken after meeting the coaches and the team chief. More than 125 players from India are participating in the Tokyo Olympics and the Indian contingent consists of 228 members including officials, coaches, support staff and alternate players.
Indian contingent’s deputy chief Prem Kumar Verma said on Wednesday, “Six officials from each country have been allowed to participate in the event but there is no restriction on the number of players.” The day is competition, they should stay away from the celebrations.” Boxers, archers and women’s and men’s hockey teams will also compete on the first day. The men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and boxer MC Mary Kom are the flag bearers of the Indian contingent. Mary Kom does not have a match on the first day but the Indian men’s hockey team will play New Zealand. Only 30 players from Britain will participate in the event, while 376 of its players are playing in the Olympics.