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Illustration for article titled Mystery Woman Horning In On Opening Ceremony March Pisses Off Most Of India

The woman you see decked out in red and blue has no association with the Indian contingent of athletes and officials who marched during last night's opening ceremony and the Indians are pissed. Not only was she walking with the Indian contingent, but she was leading the contingent, walking alongside flag-bearer Sushil Kumar.

Chef de mission for the Indians, Brig P K Muralidharan Raja voiced his displeasure and surprise.

"She had no business to walk in with the Indian contingent and we are taking up the issue with the organisers. We don't know who she is and why she was allowed to walk in. It is a shame that she was with the athletes in the march past," Raja told PTI in London.

"We were initially told that she would accompany the contingent till the track but she went on to take the entire lap. There was another man also but he stayed back and did not enter the stadium," Raja added.


Raja was further perturbed by the coverage, 10 seconds on television he says, which focused solely on this random woman.

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'Mystery woman' leads Indian contingent at Olympics, India clueless [India today]


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