Rio Games: Panel to probe Jaisha's charges

Rio Games: Panel to probe Jaisha's charges

Rio Games: Panel to probe Jaisha's charges

 The sports ministry on Tuesday constituted a two-member committee to probe the allegations levelled by marathon runner O P Jaisha, who claims that she was denied refreshments during her event at the Rio Olympic Games.

Jaisha, who finished 89th in the marathon event, has said that no water or energy drinks were made available by the Indian officials during her event, leaving her completely exhausted at the end of the race. Jaisha had fainted after crossing the finishing line.

The Athletics Federation of India asserted that the athlete refused any such arrangement when approached a day before the event.

“The Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has constituted a two-member committee consisting of Onkar Kedia, joint secretary (sports) and Vivek Narayan, director (sports), to enquire into the allegations of O P Jaisha,” the ministry stated.

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