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India may have two flag-bearers at Games, says IOA chief Narinder Batra-Sports News , Happy Easterday

India could have two flag-bearers at Video games, says IOA chief Narinder Batra-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

At its government board assembly final yr, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) had made provisions for flag-bearers from each genders on the opening ceremony.

IOA president Narinder Batra with Union Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Olympic-bound athletes on the launch of India’s package for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Video games. Picture credit score: Sports activities Authority of India

New Delhi: In a primary, India might need two flag-bearers — one male and one feminine — on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to make sure “gender parity”, Indian Olympic Affiliation chief Narinder Batra advised PTI on Tuesday.

The names will probably be revealed “quickly”, Batra stated.

“It is not but determined. The matter remains to be in session stage however there’s a chance that this yr there could be two flag-bearers — one male and one feminine for gender parity,” Batra stated.

The nation’s lone particular person Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra was the flag-bearer on the opening ceremony of the 2016 Video games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Tokyo Video games are scheduled to open on 23 July and over 100 Indian athletes could be gunning for podium finishes on the showpiece, which was postponed by a yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At its government board assembly final yr, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) had made provisions for flag-bearers from each genders on the opening ceremony.

“…the IOC Government Board additionally determined that there ought to be for the primary time ever at the least one feminine and one male athlete in each one of many 206 groups and the IOC Refugee Olympic Staff taking part on the Video games of the Olympiad,” IOC chief Thomas Bach had stated.

“Moreover, we’ve additionally modified the principles to permit NOCs to appoint a feminine and a male athlete to collectively bear their flag in the course of the Opening Ceremony. We encourage all NOCs to utilize this feature.”

Nice Britain has already introduced that it’ll have two flag-bearers for the occasion.

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Updated: June 8, 2021 — 6:15 pm

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