Ethics in sports is non-negotiable: Mahesh Bhupathi

Sep 06, 2013, 00:51 IST | A Correspondent

India's tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi yesterday backed the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) move to ensure ethics in the governance of sport in India.

“Ethics in sport and sports administration are non-negotiable, and cannot be ‘compromised’ in any manner. As long as sport in this country is not governed in an ethical and fair manner, I strongly believe this ban will, rightly so, continue to stay,” said Bhupathi. 

Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi

The Bangalorean further backed the country’s sports fraternity to stand united against a system that refuses to budge. He said: “I am proud of the sporting community in India for joining forces in standing up for what we all believe is right — fair representation, good governance and just treatment of sports and sports people.

Abhinav (Bindra) spearheaded this campaign to show solidarity in our beliefs and it’s encouraging to see it has not only gained momentum amongst sportspersons, but also the masses.” 

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