After cases being reported from the Tokyo Olympics Games Village and a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in Japan’s capital, the organising committee of the showpiece event has decided to further reduce the numbers of contingent for the opening ceremony.
In a meeting of chef de missions, it has been decided that only six officials, besides the athletes, will be allowed to feature in the Games Opening on Friday.
It was also decided that those who are serving the three-day quarantine will not be allowed in the ceremony.
After the call, a small number will be seen from India, which has a contingent of 126 athletes.
Moreover, athletes, who have their competitions starting in the next couple of days, have been asked to prepare for their games.
However, final call on the athletes strength, who will be present at the opening ceremony,mwill be taken today.
For India, London Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary and hockey men’s team captain Manpreet Singh will be the flag bearers at the opening ceremony.