Games body clarifies on ‘insufficient food’ for athletes

Tura, Jan 17: The Organising Committee of the 5th Meghalaya Games comprising the officials of the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and the Meghalaya State Olympic Association has acknowledged certain concerns raised regarding food provided to athletes during the ongoing Meghalaya Games.

This is the first time that the Meghalaya Games is being held on this scale, and also it is the first edition being held in Tura.


Multiple kitchens and dining areas have been set up to cater to the needs of athletes. On the day of the Opening Ceremony on January 15, two sets of packed food were provided to the athletes at the venue but due to some delays on account of restrictions, some athletes raised the matter of insufficient food which was promptly addressed by the authorities. Immediately after the event, dinner was also activated in all the dining areas by 7pm.

John Kharshiing, Working President of the MSOA, in a statement said, “I understand some people might have faced inconvenience which the organising committee deeply regrets. All athletes’ canteens are operational and nutritious food is being provided. Every effort is being made to address any gaps found and we will continue to prioritize the well-being of our athletes.”

Image: An event at the Games (Photo sourced) 

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