OP Jaisha row: Sports Minister Vijay Goel constitutes 2-member Committee

| Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 18:03
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Sports Minister Vijay Goel constitutes 2-member Committee to inquire into OP Jaisha row

New Delhi: A day after Indian athlete OP Jaisha blamed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Rio organisers for her life-threatening condition during her marathon in the Rio Olympics, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Tuesday constituted a 2-member Committee to inquire into the matter.

The Sports Minister has asked the committe to submit its report in the next 7 days. 

Earlier on Monday, Vijay Goel, while addressing the concern raised by Indian athlete OP Jaishahad had said ,"IOA takes care of these things (lack of refreshments) and I will look into the matter. I didn't call this a minor incident, but sometimes Sports Ministry is not directly involved in a lot of things."

"Public things that Sports Ministry is directly involved in, but it's the IOA and federations that have a huge hand in decision making," Goel added. 

Earlier during the day, OP Jaisha in a telephonic conversation with NewsX said that she was not provided any water by any officials while running the marathon and was severely dehydrated. She fell unconscious for nearly three hours and had almost died after the marathon. 
Jaisha also said that she would have 101% made it at the marathon, had she had got water and refreshments on time during the run. 


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