It has been decided that athletes who have to travel beyond 500 km will be provided with an air ticket while those who are stationed less than 500 km away may travel by train in 3rd AC
A day after a COVID-19 scare, the men’s national boxing team were set to fly out for a 50-day competition-cum-training trip of Europe.
The campus in Patiala does have the equipment but the players didn’t want to travel.
However, only five judokas, who possess Schengen visa, will be able to participate as visa formalities for remaining nine are unlikely to complete in time.
Residential trainees will have to submit a mandatory COVID-19 negative report before being allowed inside the premises.
Tokyo Olympics: India's training camp to start from October 15, core group shooters to stay in hotel
All the 15 Olympic quota winners will be a part of the camp, which will take place at a cost of Rs 1.43 crore.
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said that visa formalities are being sorted and the team is expected to leave by October 15.
As part of the fitness protocol, all coaches will have to clear body composition test, balance test, muscular strength test, muscular endurance test and flexibility test.
Resumption of sports during a pandemic has its risks too.
The protocols are expected to be out on Friday or Saturday. However, reopening of pools will be decided by the states.
In the release, the SAI said 64 additional shooters would be provided ammunition and target on government expense.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday said that sportspersons from nine disciplines apart from para athletes can also resume training at NCOEs across the country.
Earlier, the federation along with the SAI had planned to start the camp on October 1.
The fresh SOP issued by SAI will lead to delay in arrival of new batch of wrestlers for the ongoing national camp in Sonepat.
Earlier, athletes and support staff joining national camps were tested for the virus on arrival at the SAI centres. Given the fresh SOP, they will now have to take tests before leaving for the camps.