In­dia banned from Games

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

The IOC sus­pended In­dia’s na­tional Olympic com­mit­tee be­cause of government in­ter­fer­ence in its elec­tion process, a ma­jor em­bar­rass­ment for the world’s sec­ond most pop­u­lous na­tion. The IOC ex­ec­u­tive board im­posed the sanc­tion when the In­dian Olympic As­so­ci­a­tion failed to com­ply with the world body’s de­mands for hold­ing in­de­pen­dent elec­tions. The In­dian body will stop re­ceiv­ing IOC fund­ing and its of­fi­cials will be banned from at­tend­ing Olympic meet­ings and events. In­dia’s ath­letes also will be barred from com­pet­ing in Olympic events un­der their na­tional flag.

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