Indian contingent starts pouring in the Olympic village
Indian contingent has started pouring in the Olympic Games village with the first batch of shooters, boxers and swimmers arriving in Beijing for the biggest sporting extravaganza.india Updated: Aug 04, 2008 16:25 IST
Indian contingent has started pouring in the Olympic Games village with the first batch of shooters, boxers and swimmers, along with their coaches, arriving in Beijing for earth's biggest sporting extravaganza.
Deputy Chef de Mission Baljit Singh Sethi told PTI that all nine shooters, five boxers and four swimmers have reached the village while the remaining of the 57-member contingent and its support staff of 42 will reach there in separate batches before the opening ceremony of the August 8-24 multi-disciplinary event.
"Athletics team is yet to reach in Beijing but swimmers, boxers and the full shooting team is now in Beijing. The sportspersons and their coaches make it around 30 from the contingent who are already here now," he said over phone from Beijing.
Athens Olympics Silver medalist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and world champion Manavjit Singh were the first Indians participants to enter the village as they are practising hard to seek the glory.
A large Indian media contingent will also leave for Beijing on Tuesday.