After the Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed due to the deadly corona virus threat that has wreaked havoc around the world, Hockey India has confirmed that it will meet with the coaches of both the men's and women's hockey teams, a new practice schedule for both teams Will work on fixing.
Hockey India President Mohammad Mushtaq Ahmed said, “We have informed the coaches of both teams about the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.” Certainly it is unfortunate but the whole world has been affected by this dangerous epidemic. The cancellation of the Olympics will not change our objective and we will continue to work with the Indian Olympic Association and the Sports Ministry to achieve success in the Olympics. ”
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It is noteworthy that the host country Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 after mutual discussions yesterday. Was. The women and men teams are currently residing at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus in Bangalore, where they were undergoing training. After discussions with Sai, a meeting will be held with the coaches of both teams in which a strategy will be made for the practice and the program ahead. Both the teams of India qualified for the Olympics in November last year.
Graham Reed, coach of the Indian hockey men's team, said, “It is very unfortunate that the Olympics will not be held in 2020 but given the current state of the world it is an expected and understandable decision.” I feel extremely bad for the players who have waited for this opportunity for four consecutive years. We are fortunate that Sai has created a safe environment for the team in which training can be done. We have had no time like other countries. ”
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While, women's hockey team coach Shuard Marine said, “I met with the team and it informed of the postponement of the Olympics. Certainly it is unfortunate but the player is satisfied with this decision. We will work hard to do better in the Olympics and now we have more time too. ”