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News: Para Athletes were almost left stranded in Indonesia when their entry was denied into Jakarta Games Village

Powersportz is once again raising its voice for athletes as our para-athletes faced major embarrassment once again. Would you call it a mistake or a sheer irresponsibility by the Sports Authority of India that the Indian contingent of Para Athletes were almost left stranded in Indonesia when their entry was denied into Jakarta Games Village. Was it any of their fault? The first batch of Para-athletes were refused from being handing over the keys of their rooms by the organizers just because India had failed to deposit the required fees to the organizers, the deadline for which was September 29. When the situation was becoming critical and slipping out of the hands, the urgent payment of $50,000 was made to the organisers by chef de mission Gursharan Singh along with the submission of an undertaking that the rest of the amount will be made by October 4.

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  • Released : 03-Oct-2018

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