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ET59 :: IOC suspends Indian Olympic Association


copy-ek-tamacha-logo-no1.jpgIn a major embarrassment for India, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday suspended the Indian Olympic Association because of government interference in its election process, a development which puts a bar on the country’s Olympic participation. The decision to disaffiliate India was taken on the first day of the IOC’s two-day Executive Board meeting in Lausanne. The IOC said that it decided to ban India as the IOA had failed to comply with Olympic Charter and also allowed a tainted official to contest elections for a top post.

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