Rio Olympics 2016: Indian Hockey Coach Furious At Lack Of Proper Infrastructure For The Team

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2:10 pm 2 Aug, 2016

Indian hockey team is having a hard time at Rio Olympic Games village. The team coach Roelant Oltmans complained about the lack of proper infrastructure.

He wrote a letter to India’s Chef de Mission Rajeev Mehta and stated that:

“For men and women we are using 9 apartments so there is a lack of 28 proper chairs and for 7 Apartments we need at least one table as well. In the staff apartments we’ve managed to bring in some tables.”

He added that use of bean bags could pose serious injury threats to his players.

He also asked for a TV set. “During the Olympics we would like to give our players the possibility to watch the matches of our competitors live on TV. This will help the players to prepare themselves for the upcoming matches against these opponents,” he wrote.




After Roelant’s plea went unheard, Hockey India president Narinder Batra shared his agony on social media.

The Indian team will start their campaign against Ireland on August 6.



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