India’s solely particular person Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra on Tuesday welcomed the choice to postpone the Olympic Games and harassed on the necessity to instantly droop coaching camps and guard the athletes within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday postponed the Tokyo Games to no later than the summer season of 2021 owing to the dreaded coronavirus outbreak, which has thus far killed 16,000 individuals and contaminated near 4,00,000 globally.
“Now that the scenario around the Tokyo Games is clear, it is paramount to Safe Guard Athletes, suspend training camps immediately and make athletes feel like contributors to the community by being socially responsible. Their health and of those around them is what matters,” Bindra wrote on his twitter deal with.
In India, COVID-19 has thus far claimed 11 lives in India together with 500-plus constructive instances, prompting the federal government to place 32 states and union territories in lockdown.
Two states – Punjab and Mah arashtra – and a UT – Puducherry – have additionally declared curfews.
Bindra, who had gained the gold medal on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, stated all that issues now’s the well being and security of the athletes throughout the globe.
“To all athletes – stay safe and healthy now that’s the best you can do for yourself and your country. When we all rise we will be behind you all even more. And your achievement will mean everything!,” he tweeted.
Pressure was mounting on the IOC and the Tokyo organisers to postpone the Olympics with Canada and Australia making it clear that they won’t be sending their groups to the Games.
United States additionally proposed the deferment of the Olympics and New Zealand Olympic committee additionally had supported the transfer.
The Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has introduced the entire world to a standstill. All sports activities actions throughout the globe have been both cancelled or postponed as a result of lethal illness.