Late, no? Patiala admn now holds event for Rio Olympics contingent

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 19:55 IST
Additional deputy commissioner Mohinderpal Singh flagging off marathon run for Rio Olympics 2016 at polo ground in Patiala on Friday. (HT Photo)

When just three days are left for the closing of Rio Olympics, District Sports Office (DSO) have suddenly realised that they need to organise a function to encourage the Indian players, even as most of them have returned without any medal.

Nearby districts have already organised such an event for the Indian contingent ten days ago. The DSO organised a race with slogan ‘Run for Rio- Khelo and Jiyo’ at Polo Ground Sports Complex, here on Friday.

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The two kilometre race event failed to attract the crowds and ended with the low turnout as few children from school and colleges took part in it.

“We should have organised this function at the start of the olympics in the support of our players. Now, it reflects that how much we are concerned about the sports,’’ a senior coach said.

Additional deputy commissioner Mohinderpal flagged off the race.

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