IOA Unveils Official Kit Of Team India for Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi: With 50 days to go for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Indian Olympic Association unveiled an impressive ceremonial and official sports attire for the Indian contingent that will participate in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju unveiled the official kit for Team India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the presence of IOA President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra and Secretary-General Mr. Rajeev Mehta.
The event was also attended by Mr. Ravi Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr. Sandip Pradhan, Director General, Sports Authority of India, Chef de Mission of the Indian Contingent Mr. B. P. Baishya, Member of Parliament and Deputy Chef de Mission Dr. Prem Chand Verma.
Olympic bound athletes Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar, Deepak Punia, Sumit, Seema Bisla, and Neeraj Chopra were also present for the unveiling ceremony held at the residence of the Sports minister.
The official styling partner – Raymond will deliver the ceremonial kits and the official sports apparel partner – Li-Ning will supply the sports attire, including the travel and playing kits for the athletes heading to Tokyo.
Li-Ning designed the official sports kit inspired by India’s national colours and integrated unique graphics to emote the energy and pride of the Indian Olympic Team. The designs of the official kits were curated by the Indian Olympic Association with a helping hand and support from designer Ms. Iditri Goel.
Gracing the ceremony as the Chief Guest, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju said, “We are just 50 days away from the Tokyo Olympic Games. Now every day, every second count. The launch of the official kit of the Indian Olympic team is an important aspect and it is very significant that it is being launched on this day. I am happy to say that our athletes are well prepared for the biggest sporting event and as our Prime Minister has said, the entire country must rally behind our athletes so that they are motivated to give their best at Tokyo. I urge every Indian to cheer for the Indian squad.”
On the occasion of the official kit unveiling ceremony, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, President Indian Olympic Association congratulated all the athletes who had earned a place at the Tokyo Olympic Games and expressed his confidence that the Indian athletes will make the nation proud as they shine and fly the tricolor high at the Tokyo Games.
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