Exclusive: While Indian Athletes were fighting to win Medals, the IOA officials were having funtime at Rio

India’s dismal performance at Rio has disappointed the entire nation. But the IOA authorities in Rio have neither expressed concern, nor have they reached out to the athletes to motivate them.

Here’s the list of Officials exposing them at Rio

1. Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Vijay Goel drew flak towards the nation by highlighting India as the one which violates protocol at a global event like the Olympics. Exhibiting the VIP culture, Goel did not refrain from taking along his chamchas to Rio who moved along with the Minister in areas where their entries were restricted. Goel’s irresponsible misconduct alone does not bring shame to the designation of Union Sports Minister. The manner he has been doing his own personal PR is too awful. Deliberately clicking selfies with exhausted athletes has only brought more amount of disgrace to the post.

2. President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), Raninder Singh

NRAI chief Raninder Singh, better known as the son of Congress stalwart and former Chief Minister of Punjab Cap Amarinder Singh is present at Rio with no real motive. His images of partying has already gone viral on social media. However, there would be no accountability.

3. Abhay Singh Chautala

Son of former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala, Abhay Singh Chautala, is also in Rio, without any specific reason. According to  report, he has also been spotted partying. Abhay is currently on bail. His appearance in Rio has astonished the local administration as he did not take mandatory permission to travel.

4. Haryana minister Anil Vij, along with his officials, would visit Rio to “cheer athletes”

Haryana state minister Anil Vij is about to reach Rio to “cheer the athletes” whose games are remaining. With few games featuring Indian athletes remaining in the fray, is there a need for the state government functionary to use the exchequer’s amount for a mini-vacation to Rio? What purpose would he serve by attending the event, and at this stage?

5. IOA President Narayana Ramachandran has not met the athletes even once

Shooter Abhinav Bindra, who finished at the fourth spot, revealed to a website that the IOA President Narayana Ramachandran did not meet any athlete of the Indian contingent at Rio. With what sort of morale would the Indian athletes appear in the games if the authorities show such a neglect?


Mr. Satyavaadi, the spokesperson of the Athletics Fabrication of India (AFI) was being interviewed by Rajdeep Sardesai. In this interview he reveals how Indian sports officials spent time in Rio. 


Rajdeep: “Satyavaadiji, let me come straight to the point. OP Jaisha, India’s marathon runner, has accused your organisation of not providing water during her event.”

Satyavaadi: “Actually it was her fault.”

“What do you mean?”
“Our most honourable Joint Secretary himself asked her whether she wants a nutritious drink. You know what her reply was?”
“Obviously not.”
“She said, ‘Go Go Nut’.”

“Naturally, the most honourable Joint Secretary was hurt. She was asking him to go away and on top of that calling him a nutcase. No Secretary worth his Fabrication is going to tolerate this kind of insult.”

“How stupid can you guys get? What she meant was coconut water. You know most Keralites speak English with a different accent.”
“Then she should have come after taking The Rapidex English Speaking Course. See, Kapil Dev took it and won India a World Cup.”

“Now coming to the next point, why wasn’t even a single official present while she was running?”
“See Rajdeep, AFI believes in long term planning. The Indian Olympic Association had decided that we would be participating in women’s beach volleyball in the next Olympics. Keeping this in view we had all gone to see the beach volleyball events.”

“But you are members of AFI and beach volley ball is a team sport, not an athletic event.”
“Yes, but we wanted to watch at close quarters how the players jump, leap, run and fall. And let me tell you we observed the players very keenly and gained quite a few very valuable insights.”

“There is a lot of anger against your office bearers. People feel that they don’t deserve to be a part of AFI since they are not athletes themselves and have no idea about athletics.”
“That’s complete hogwash. Our venerable President, eighty year old Yuva Singh won the first prize in the ‘Jalebi Race’ when he was in nursery. Our esteemed Vice President, seventy seven year old Seva Ram won the ‘Sack Race’ while studying in upper KG.”

“What about your General Secretary Kranti Das who has probably taken even more selfies at Rio than the sports minister?”
“Our most honourable and respected General Secretary, who is a young and dynamic seventy, bagged the top spot in the ‘Lemon & Spoon’ race in class one. How can anyone say that our officials do not have experience? They started very young, a little older than Abhimanyu, and won top laurels. If a deep sense of patriotism hadn’t been stirred they would have, between them, won more Golds than Bolt.”

“How’s that?”
“See, they could have been selfish and devoted their life to personal aggrandizement, instead the trio chose to work for Indian athletics and win glory for our nation.”

“But all this sacrifice did not yield a single medal in athletics.”
“Rajdeep, please have patience. Achhe din aane waale hain!” declared Satyavaadi.

Source: Rajdeep Sardesai Interview. Scoopwhoop, india.com


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