Indian shooters thrown out of team hotel in London

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    New Delhi: Top Indian shooters including Commonwealth gold medalist Gagan Narang had to spend a night in the lobby after they were denied rooms in a London hotel.

    The 25-member contingent participating in the ISSF World Cup was left stranded on Saturday night, for over 8 hours as they were not given keys to their rooms as the Olympic organisers had messed up their hotel bookings. "The way they treated us was like as if it's 1940s, as if they were still ruling us. This has happened with the team even before during the shotgun World Cup, even then they treated us in a similar fashion," said Gurmeet Singh, member of the shooting contingent.

    The matter was sorted when the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) intervened. National coach Sunny Thomas had on Sunday said that the shooters - who returned home on Monday - finally found shelter after the Indian embassy booked another hotel for them.

    "This was a total harrassment to our shooters and officials. We are writing to IOC, ISSF and the Organising Committee of the London Olympics so that this does not happen during the Olympics," said NRAI's Baljeet Singh Sethi.

    Sethi blamed the private agency, hired by the accommodation committee of the tournament that is also a test event for the London Games, for the goof-up.

    "Our booking was till April 28 but then we extended it till the next day for our pistol and rifle shooters. We paid the balance amount to the accommodation committee but the private agency did not inform the hotel authorities about the payment and to extend our stay," Sethi said.

    For all the criticism that India received during the Commonwealth Games with certain teams being put up in five and seven star hotels (costs born by CWG authorities) because they were not satisfied with the arrangements in the Games village, London Olympics may have earned a rather bitter name for itself as well.

    In fact this isn't a lone incident, it comes after a racism row in 2010 where Indian shooters had complained of harassment at the World Cup in Dorset. "The sad thing is that it's not the 1st time it's happened. It's the 3rd or 4th time it's happened, that too only in England. It never happens in any other country," said Deep Bhatia, an official with the team.

    The ISSF World Cup which is a key event in the run-up to the London Olympics which begin from July 27.


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  3. Mad Indian

    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    So what will the MEA do regarding this issue? Will they even take it up with the authorities??

    Also, what happened to the DOW chemicals issue? Is the Hypocrisy from the Indian side still continuing?
     
  4. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Dont just talk. Do something. Summon the British ambassador, pull his pants down and give him a proper trashing. Insult them. If you have the spine that is...
     
  5. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    how about pull his pants and little spanking :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    whatever it takes man ... every insult to the nation or its people must be dealt with aptly.
     
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    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    ^^^^instead do shooting practice on him by putting an apple or an orange on his head :laugh:
     
  8. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Ideal way to win medals.

    Demoralise them!

    But what happened to the big talk of boycotting because of Dow Chemicals and Bhopal and Olympics.

    We blinked and bit the dust?
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Indian Shooting Team for London Olympics 2012
    Good luck to them
     
  10. panduranghari

    panduranghari Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indians need to grow some god damned Balls.
     
  11. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    It is not there fault but rather our own.

    People dont respect you if you dont respect yourself...when Indians are fine when our female ambasaddor gets taken out of a line and physically searched publicly in an airport then what else do you expect ? Im not talking about you or me but rather about the bootlickers who talk big in there backyard but become pussies outside it...few even reside here.
     
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    So what happened to the Dow chemicals fiasco? So did we prove that we are Hypocrites who are also Spineless and clueless with no strong position on any issue in the International affairs?

    And yet we want to be a Supah Powah which is to be respected in the whole world:frusty:

    Any way, i think it is off topic, but Why is the Eveready batteries still present in India again. Was it not the same Union Carbide company- again a subsidiary of Dow chemicals?:mad:

    If only the Indians had the balls:hmm:
     
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    The hoohaa over the Dow Chemicals sponsorship for the London Olympics was a big farce because apparently Dow was also associated with the CWG that were last held in New Delhi.

    Why the Indian shooting team were asked to leave?
    News reports state that this was due to mismanagement and bungling by the event management company that coordinated their trip. So we can stop abusing the Brits for a change. Look for who screwed up on our side instead hang them by their [email protected]
     
  14. panduranghari

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    Very well said.
     

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