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India hockey Team Coach Is Unhappy With The Facilities Provided To The Team In Rio Olympics 2016

Indian Hockey team players, who are currently in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in Rio Olympics 2016, The Indian national men’s…

By Administrator in Sports News on August 3, 2016

Indian Hockey team players, who are currently in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in Rio Olympics 2016, The Indian national men’s and women’s hockey team are facing a shortage of chairs and Television sets at the Games Village and chief coach Roelant Oltmans has complained that the players’ apartments are not properly furnished.

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According to a report in The Indian Express, Roelant Oltmans wrote a letter to Rakesh Gupta, Chef de Mission of the India’s contingent for Rio Olympics, complaining of the shortage of chairs and television sets at the Games Village, “The apartments of the Rio Olympics are not furnished properly.”

Roelant Oltmans, who is also the High Performance Director of Indian hockey, wrote in his letter. After receiving no response, agitated Hockey India president Narinder Batra shared video of players sitting on bean bags on social media.

https://www.facebook.com/narinder.batra.50/videos/1803255726587323/

Narinder Batra, in his post, asked Rakesh Gupta “have you all gone for a paid holiday to Rio.”

“Dear Mr President IOA and Chef De Mission Indian contingent… have you all and IOA Staff who have gone to Rio, are on some kind of a Paid Holiday? (sic),” he wrote in his post.

He also mentioned part of Oltmans letter which said that “hanging in these bean-seats will lead to injuries on the long-term. Apart from 2 chairs and the 4 bean-seaters, there is nothing in the living room, nothing to hang clothes also.(sic),” wrote Oltmans to Batra.

Players of several other countries have also complained about the unfurnished apartments at the Olympic Village. India’s men’s team starts its campaign against Ireland on 6 August.

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