Indian shooters asked to leave hotel in London
Zeenews Sports Bureau
London: Indian shooters, who were in London for a test event ahead of the Olympics, were asked to leave their hotel rooms one day early.
According to Reuters, the Indian high commission in London found alternative accommodation for the team after their hotel asked them to vacate their rooms on Saturday, ahead of Sunday`s final day of the two-week competition.
"It`s very impolite of the administration or the hotelier, we don`t know exactly who did it. It was not good for the athletes," shooter Joydeep Karmakar told an Indian TV channel.
"We were looking for a good experience because they are the hosts for the Olympic Games also. We had expected much better treatment from them."
"Some of our shooters had to spend time in the hotel lobby or on the roads for more than eight hours," National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) advisor Baljit Singh Sethi was quoted as saying by Reuters.
"I really don`t understand why the treatment can`t be proper. Shooting is the country`s main hope and incidents like these can affect the performance of our athletes during the London Games."
Sethi said the NRAI was writing to the International Shooting Sport Federation, the International Olympic Committee, the London organising committee and the Asian and Indian sports authorities to complain.