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‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

Pv Sindhu celebrates her silver medal

By: Eastern Eye Staff

As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success. A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals at the Games, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance in London four years earlier. Badminton champion PV Sindhu’s silver towards the end of the Rio Games sparked an outpouring of national pride and celebrations, along with wrestler Sakshi Malik’s bronze. But reports during the competition of Indian officials seemingly living it up in Rio, while athletes…

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