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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

India dumps China's Li Ning as uniform sponsor for Olympics

Move to drop apparel company comes amid strained ties with Beijing

NEW DELHI -- India's Olympic athletes will wear unbranded apparel during the July 23 to Aug. 8 Summer Games in Tokyo, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said Tuesday, after dropping Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning as its official uniform sponsor, citing "sentiments of the people of the country."

The announcement comes amid strained ties between India and China over a border standoff that led to a deadly clash in June last year. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the fighting. The border skirmish has led to growing calls in India for a boycott of Chinese companies.

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