Rio Olympics: Leander Paes not assigned room in games village


Indian tennis star Leander Paes has not been allotted a room in the Rio Olympicsngames village. Speaking exclusively to Navbharat Times , 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 Alisupported Paes and asserted that the tennis player never said that he would not live in the village.

“I am slightly disappointed that having played six Olympics for India, I haven’t been given a place to stay. I was playing a tournament in New York and took the first flight on its completion. The match got over at 8 and took a 10.45 flight to Rio,” Leander said. Of the three rooms that have been assigned in the apartment, one is withZeeshan, and the other two have been given to Rohan and the team physio.”

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