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Report: Russian accuses India of racism

Report: Russian accuses India of racism

Vladmir Chertkov has accused Indian officials of racism, the Russian-born gymnastics coach claiming he was "insulted and humiliated" before he quit the Asian Games team and returned to New Delhi.
Chertkov told Press Trust of India that he was upset when Abhay Singh Chautala, head of the India's games delegation, asked him to go because he was not properly dressed for Friday night's opening ceremony at Guangzhou.
Chautala told PTI that Chertkov wanted to wear jeans and t-shirt but was told he needed to be in the team uniform. Chertkov, who reportedly left without telling team officials, said it was now too late to resolve the issue and return to Guangzhou.
Competition started Saturday, and the games continue to Nov. 27.