Rio Olympics: Leander Paes not assigned room in games village

Indian tennis star Leander Paes has not been allotted a room in the Rio Olympics games village. 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.

This is not the first instance when an Indian individual/team has been facing lack of amenities from the Rio Olympics organisers. Two days back, the Indian hockey team at the Olympics was facing a shortage of chairs and Television sets at the Games Village and chief coach Roelant Oltmans has complained that the players’ apartments were not properly furnished.

In addition, the same organisers have even faced complaints from Australia and several otheIr teams about unfinished rooms at the Olympic Village. The Australian team had to be evacuated from their building at the Olympic Village because of a fire in the basement.