Hockey India Ready To Make Adjustments Following Postponement Of Tokyo Olympics

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Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021, Hockey India today confirmed that they will be working closely with the Chief Coaches of both the Indian Men's and Indian Women's Hockey teams in order to work out on a new suitable schedule for both the teams to keep the ongoing preparations on track for the quadrennial event.

"We have informed the chief coaches about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Of course there is a sense of disappointment but the Covid-19 situation is unprecedented and has impacted the entire world. We will, however, continue our pursuit along with the Indian Olympic Association, Ministry, Youth Affairs & Sports and Sports Authority of India to achieve success at the Olympic Games and our goals remain unchanged.

"We will do everything in our capacity to offer the best competition and training opportunities for both our teams in the lead up to the Olympic Games," stated Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad.

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Both the Indian Men's & Indian Women's Hockey Teams are currently in National Camp at the Sports Authority of India Campus in Bengaluru, and Hockey India, after consultation with the Sports Authority of India, will hold a meeting with the Chief Coaches of both teams, in order to map out a training and fixture schedule for the teams who were to take part in the Olympic Games in July-August this year.

"It is very disappointing that the Olympics will not go ahead in 2020, but given the unprecedented circumstances facing the world at present it is totally understandable and expected. I feel sorry for all the athletes who have dedicated the last 4 years of their life for this, however postponement rather than cancellation will give most of them enough motivation to continue to push through this tough period," expressed Indian Men's Hockey Team Chief Coach Graham Reid,