Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday constituted a two member committee to inquire into allegations made by Indian long-distance runner OP Jaisha.
The committee will submit its report in 7 days.
OP Jaisha on Aug 22 revealed the shocking levels of official apathy and callousness during the women’s marathon event at the Rio Olympics, which she claims could have proved fatal for her.
Jaisha had claimed that the Indian officials did not bother to make arrangements to provide water and energy drinks to her during the race despite designated stations being allocated for Indian athletes.
“It was very hot there. The competition was at 9 a.m., I ran in scorching heat. There was no water for us, neither recovery drinks nor food. Only once in 8 km did we get water (from the Rio organisers) which did not help at all. All the countries had their stalls at every two kilometers but our country’s stall was empty,” Jaisha told a television news channel.
“We are supposed to be given drinks by our technical officials, it’s the rule. We cannot take water from any other team. I saw the Indian board there but there was nothing. I had a lot of problem, I fainted after the race. I was administered glucose, I thought I would die,” she added.