Indian tennis star Leander Paes has not been allotted a room in the Rio Olympics games village. Speaking exclusively to Times of India , the seven-time Olympian, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro Thursday evening, said he was extremely disappointed with the treatment dished out to him.
Because he was granted no room, Paes reportedly had to change in the Chef De Mission Rakesh Gupta's room. India's non-playing captain/coach Zeeshan Ali supported Paes and asserted that the tennis player never said that he would not live in the village.
"I am slightly disappointed that having played six Olympics for India, I haven't been given a place to stay. I was playing a tournament in New York and took the first flight on its completion. The match got over at 8 and took a 10.45 flight to Rio," Leander said. Of the three rooms that have been assigned in the apartment, one is with Zeeshan, and the other two have been given to Rohan and the team physio."
Brazil has had big problems with organizing the Olympics. Don''t complain too much or you''d look bad.
it is natural to voice his grievances since he had won plenty of laurels for India
The problems at Rio would mean it will be hard for any developing country to be awarded the rights to host the Olympic games. The Glasgow commonwealth games in 2014 were much smoother than 2010 commonwealth games in Delhi
You are a veteran and surely you will be able to manage something. And please try to give us a Medal from the Olympics.
Abjinder Pal Singh
He should have been treated better.....!!
It is sad. But Paes will keep this disappointment aside and totally concentrate on the game. Hope the Brazil''s Olympics management team resolves the issue fast.
In the 3 room apartment, one is taken by a player, one by Physiotherapist, one by Manager and obviously none for Leander, who''ll play for winning the medal for country. Nothing has changed despite PM MODI''s efforts to give due importance to players.
Brazil is having a tough time in organising the games