Village to serve Indian food

Village to serve Indian food

Indian athletes travelling to Rio de Janeiro for next month's Olympics will get Indian food in the Games village.

The Sports Ministry on Wednesday said that some athletes had requested for Indian food. "We have got confirmation from Rio Olympics organisers that our athletes will be served Indian food throughout the Games. It will be part of the official Games' menu," Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav said.

"We had got a request from some of the athletes for their preference for Indian food. Getting the right food is essential if the athletes have to give their best in Rio," he said.

Yadav confirmed the athletes will get their daily allowance from the moment they land in Rio. "We have doubled the daily allowance too, from USD 50 to USD 100. Some of the athletes had mentioned to us that the earlier amount was not enough."

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