Indian Athletes were proud enough to bring home more than 60 medals from the Commonwealth Games 2018 but they also brought a fine of Rs 73,988 for the damages at the Games village at Gold Coast, Australia.
The Indian Olympic Assocation has asked all the national federations national federations to pay up their respective share.
IOA President Narinder Batra has asked Secretary General Rajeev Mehta to recover the fine asked by the commonwealth Games Organising Committee from the respective NSFs. He also asked Mehta to talk with concerned athletes and support staff that such things should not happen in future.
The most damages were caused by the basketball team members get accounted for the maximum damage of 400 AUD (Rs 20,400); followed by athletics 232 AUD (Rs 11,832); hockey 154 AUD (Rs 7,854); shooting and weightlifting AUD 100 each (Rs 5,100); squash 76 AUD (Rs 3,876); and table tennis 50 AUD (Rs, 2,550), reports said,
It said damages mostly related to door keys which accounted for 550 AUD (Rs, 28,055) while other expenses added up to 262 AUD (Rs 13,360). Besides, the list also included an expense of 288.75 AUD (Rs 14,726) for refrigerators.