India Suspended From Olympics by International Olympics Committee

International Olympics Committee”/IOC has suspended India’s National Olympic Committee-
“Indian Olympic Association”/IOA  on 4th December 2012 because of the Indian Government’s interference in the Olympic Committee elections.

“Indian Olympic Association”/IOA failed to comply with the world body’s rules on the holding of elections. 

The IOC had repeatedly told the Indian body to adhere to its own constitution and the Olympic Charter’  and not follow the government’s sports code for the committee’ s elections.

The IOC had been warning the Indian Olympic Association of suspension since several months. 

Subsequent to the IOA’s refusal to respond to the request of the IOC for a meeting, the decision of suspension had been taken by the IOC.

The IOA under its new President Mr.Abhay Singh Chautala had presented India’s case to the IOC through
its 2 members panel of Mr Narinder Batra  and Mr.RK Anand. However, there has been no response from IOC.

The IOC  is not ready to recognize the results of the IOA‘s committee elections as the elections  held by the IOA, under government rules.

It is notable that the IOC had also recently threatened to suspend Kuwait’s Olympic committee, but the Gulf nation amended its sports law last week in a bid to avoid suspension from Olympics.

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