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Ministry to check credentials of officials: Goel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said the will scrutinise the credentials of officials selected to accompany athletes during multi- disciplinary events.

Goel's comments came as the is probing two doctors - Pawan Deep Singh and R S Negi - who were allegedly sent to with an 118-member Indian contingent without having the required qualifications.

"We will ask the (IOA) to submit resumes, expertise of contingents and other details of the people accompanying Indian athletes. We will examine whether the person fulfils the criteria before permitting them for events like the Olympics," Goel said.

"Of course, the federations will select the doctors and other support staff. But they will have to send the names and bio datas of all such people before we allow them to go to events like the Olympics," the minister added.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 18:22 IST