Tuesday, August 4, 2015   

Indians without kits and money for Sochi
(01-14 17:12)

Two Indian athletes could be forced to pull out of next month's Sochi Olympics in Russia because promised state funds for kit and equipment have not been released, India's Winter Games chief said.
Winter Games Federation of India president Surendra Singh Patwal said time was running out for two of India's three competitors who each need about US$7,500 to take part in the Olympics.
“`We are still awaiting funds from the government because we do not have money to buy expensive clothing and equipment,'' Patwal told AFP.
“Each equipment has to meet Olympic specifications. We do not get them in India, they have to come from abroad. Unless the funds come, we can't even place orders for clothing and equipment.
“Besides, our athletes need time to train with the new equipment and there is hardly any time left. We were due to be in Sochi by February 4,’’ for the Games starting on the 7th, he added.
“We do not get sponsors. So unless the government gives us funds, we may have to withdraw at least two of the three qualifiers.''
   
Other Sports breaking news:
(World Championships) Ledecky surprises herself in 1,500m (08-03 20:13)
(World Championships) Sun Yang asks why China’s medals are frowned on (08-03 16:55)
(Cricket) ‘Bizarre’ match rained off (08-03 16:45)
(Doping) 146 tainted Olympic medals a challenge for governing body (08-03 16:41)
(Golf-Women’s British Open) Park prevails with final round 65 (08-03 11:45)
(World Championships) Qiu saves the best for last (08-03 11:39)
(World Championship) Sarah Sjostrom breaks 100m butterfly record in semis (08-03 11:32)
(World Championship) Qiu Bo pulls off golden dive (08-03 11:25)
(Golf) Merritt battles all the way to the end, Tiger fades away (08-03 11:19)
(Cricket) Roebuck family secure renewed inquest into death (08-03 11:12)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.