Sports Ministry sets up committee to probe OP Jaisha’s case

OP Jaisha has alleged that no water or energy drinks were made available by the Indian officials during her event.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2016 5:19 pm
OP Jaisha, OP Jaisha athletes, OP Jaisha athletics, OP Jaisha water, OP Jaisha rio olympics, rio olympics op jaisha, sports OP Jaisha who hit out at the national athletics federation on Monday for not providing her refreshments during the Rio Olympics marathon. She fainted at the finish line. (Source: PTI)

The Sports Ministry constituted a two-member committee to probe the allegations of official apathy levelled by marathon runner OP Jaisha, who claims to have been denied water refreshment during her event at the Rio Olympic Games.

Jaisha, who finished 89th in the marathon event, has alleged 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. She had fainted after crossing the finishing line.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI), however, has asserted that the athlete herself refused any such arrangement when approached a day before the event.

“The Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has constituted a two-member Committee consisting of Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports) and Shri Vivek Narayan, Director (Sports) to enquire into the allegations of Ms. O.P. Jaisha,” a press release from ministry said.

Jaisha, after returning from Brazil, claimed that officials from all other countries provided refreshments to their runners at designated points set up every 2.5 km. The committee will submit its report in seven days.

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    Dr.Jolly Roy
    Aug 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    The sports nutrition support staff of sports Authority of India with the contingent should have ensured availability of water for proper hydration.What are sport scientist appointed in SAI for?lt;br/gt;Many countries has hired accomodation outside the olympic village to station the sport scientist (psychologist,nutritionist, performance analyst,biomechanist conditioning and ,physiologist).lt;br/gt;Its their job.why blame Federation.?
    1. M
      Aug 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm
      Brother in arms and you expect this committee to indict them..ept spineless big talker governance will spin this again and will blame Rio for their inaction...Welcome to banana republic...
      1. A
        Aug 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm
        Breaking news ----- advance look into committee decision: Vijay Goelji not at fault, sports ministry not at fault, AFI not at fault. It's a conspiracy hatched by stan, Congress, intellectuals, Dalits , kashmiris and sportspersons. Case closed.
        1. Barb Dewyre
          Aug 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm
          They would appoint a committee to investigate their constipation. Shameless.
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            Dr BS
            Aug 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            we should learn from other countries. Look England team is coming back home by a BA chartered plane arranged by Government and they are talking about Tokyo olympic preparation. Please take care our athletes and players. Please avoid blame gaming, politics and self interest and about our country India. what committee is going to find out as it was clear that no one there from AFI to look after our athlete, instead they are blaming athlete for not requesting help from AFI. what a stupid reply from AFI. I am sure nothing will happen after this episode every one will be cleared by sports ministry. May God help us.
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