The 88-member first batch of the Indian contingent arrived in Tokyo on Sunday morning for the Games, which begin on July 23, with the aim of doing something at the Olympics. India's 228-member team will participate in the Olympics, including 119 players. 8 Sports archery, badminton, table tennis, hockey, judo, gymnastics, swimming, and weightlifting players, paramedics, and officers from New Delhi arrived in the Japanese capital by special plane for the games being organized amidst the corona epidemic.
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Our contingent has safely landed in Tokyo. Here's a peek from their arrival at the airport.
The same first batch consists of 88 members, including 54 players, as well as paramedics and representatives of the Indian Olympic Association. The Indian players were received at the airport by the representatives of Kurobe city. He had banners in his hands that read, 'Kurobe supports Indian Players #Cheers4India.'
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Hockey includes men's and women's hockey teams. It is India's largest team in any one sport. Earlier on Saturday night, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur bid a formal farewell to the Indian contingent at Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi with a cheer, applause, and congratulatory messages. There was an unexpected sight at the airport. The red carpet was laid for the Olympic team. There was so much enthusiasm for the players' departure that the Government of India had made special arrangements to complete the paper formalities of these members.