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Coronavirus: Kiren Rijiju to discuss training plan with weightlifters today

Rijiju had said earlier planning will have to be done to ensure that sports remain sustainable without fans in the stadium in the near future.

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

Coronavirus: Kiren Rijiju to discuss training plan with weightlifters today
Rijiju said that the ministry will be looking to help those sports that don't get significant television coverage.

Minister will interact with elite weightlifters housed in Authority of India (SAI)'s National Center of Excellence in Patiala to discuss and seek suggestions of ways to restart training with health as priority on Monday, his office said in a statement.

"The Ministry has decided to resume training of athletes in a phased manner. will interact with elite weightlifters housed in SAI's National Center of Excellence in Patiala to discuss and seek suggestions of ways to restart training with health as priority," the statement, tweeted from Office handle read.
 

The interaction with elite weightlifters via video conferencing will take place on Monday followed by interactions in the discipline of athletics on Tuesday and hockey men's and women's teams on Thursday.
 

Rijiju had said earlier planning will have to be done to ensure that sports remain sustainable without fans in the stadium in the near future.

The pandemic has put a freeze on the global sporting calendar with even the Tokyo Olympics being postponed to next year.

The ministry had banned spectators in stadiums for any events, including cricket matches, in one of its earliest advisories on the pandemic before all sporting events were brought to a halt altogether.

Rijiju said that the ministry will be looking to help those sports that don't get significant television coverage.

Rijiju had previously maintained that the ministry is planning a phase-wise re-opening of training camps for the athletes.

First Published: Mon, May 11 2020. 10:59 IST