Published On : Fri, Aug 5th, 2016

Rio Olympics: Leander Paes not assigned room in games village

leander paes rio olympicsRio: Indian tennis star Leander Paes has not been allotted a room in the Rio Olympics games village, reports the Times of India.

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 Ali supported Paes and asserted that the tennis player never said that he would not live in the village.

Earlier, Paes, who is to partner Rohan Bopanna in the doubles event, arrived late in Brazil, forcing his doubles partner to train with Sania Mirza and Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic instead.