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Tokyo Olympics: Athletes will not promote any brand, only India will be written on the jersey

New Delhi
The country’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday that the Indian contingent will not promote any brand in the Tokyo Olympics. He said that only ‘India’ would be written on the athletes’ kit. Rijiju tweeted, “Indian athletes, coaches and support staff will not wear any branded apparel at the Tokyo Olympics. The kits of our Indian athletes will only have ‘Bharat’ written on it.’

On the other hand, reacting to the removal of Li Ning from the kit sponsor of the athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) out of respect for the public sentiment, China urged India to look at bilateral cooperation in an “objective and fair manner”. did.

The IOA on Tuesday decided to break ties with the Chinese sportswear maker. It had unveiled the kit a week earlier in the presence of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. IOA President Narinder Batra said the search for a new sponsor was on and hoped that they would get the sponsor by the end of this month.

IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a joint statement, “We are aware of the sentiments of our fans and we have decided to step out of the existing contract with our costume sponsor at IOA.” After the conflict between the armies of the two countries in the Ladakh region last year, there has been an appeal to boycott Chinese products.

The Indian Cricket Board, which briefly sacked the Chinese sponsor of the Indian Premier League last year, has made a comeback this year as the Rs 440 crore annual contract with it was not suspended but a temporary moratorium. was imposed.


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