Family denied entry to Olympic games for carrying Kirpan

Mr. Dalwinder Singh Sandhu and his family were denied entry to Olympic game for carrying Kirpan Credit: Mr. Dalwinder Singh Sandhu

A Sikh family are upset after they say they were denied entry to an Olympic football game in Coventry because the father was carrying a small Kirpan.

A Kirpan is a ceremonial sword or dagger carried by Sikhs.

Dalwinder Singh Sandhu was attending the games with his wife, children aged 6 and 4 and other family members and friends.

The Sikh community wrote a letter to Lord Coe in March last year, asking if Sikh's were allowed to carry Kirpan's into games.

Mr Singh says he was upset that he and his family were not allowed entry.