Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike met with PM Yoshihide Suga to discuss how to mitigate the recent resurgence of infections.
There were speculations on his sudden departure from Indian athletics, but High Performance Director Volker Herrmann did not want to delve into it.
Considering Volker was busy plotting the road map for his wards to excel in Tokyo, it's puzzling what happened in the interim.
Sushila Chanu has remained a consistent performer with the team, and is hopeful she will have the opportunity to represent the tricolor in Tokyo next year.
The discussion was not just limited to next year's Games. The committee headed by Vinay Sahasrabuddhe listened to the two Olympians and their suggestion for improving sports in the country too.
CONI president Giovanni Malagò said earlier Tuesday that it doesn’t seem that the problems have been solved.
Bach, who is in Tokyo to bolster confidence in the pandemic-postponed event, said taking a vaccine would be a "free decision" for athletes and others involved in the Games.
It was Bach's first meeting with Suga and his first trip to Japan since the Olympics were postponed almost eight months ago.
It was in early spring this year that the Games were postponed, unable to see a way forward and now set to open on July 23, 2021.
Indian team's core probable group has been living in a bio-secure environment at the SAI facility since August this year after a six-week break.
Interestingly, contracts for both posts will only be till 30 September 2021 -- i.e. until the Tokyo Olympics
Kyoto-based Nintendo Co's profit for the six months through September soared to 213 billion yen (USD 2 billion), up from 62 billion yen a year ago.
Harmeet Desai feels the lack of tournaments due to the pandemic has weakened his chances to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games.
Only a handful of sports events have been conducted in the country in the last few months because of the pandemic.
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Coe also praised AFI for organising many activities online for the benefit of the athletes and officials in India, in the South Asian region and in Asia.