Kiren Rijiju Has Roadmap Ready For Elite Athletes Post Lockdown

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The Union Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju has reportedly said training of elite athletes will resume after the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, urging sportspersons and stakeholders to be patient.

The lockdown is set to end on May 17 after rising cases forced two extensions. “Once the lockdown is lifted, we will resume the training of our elite athletes followed by other SAI Training Centres in phased manner. I appeal sportspersons and all stakeholders not to rush because health and safety is our top priority presently,” he tweeted.

It may be recalled Rijiju, on May 3, had stated that camps for all athletes will resume by May end. He said at first, training will be restarted for the Olympic-bound and those who are close to gaining qualification.

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