IOC warns international bodies of dealings with 'suspended' India

Published: Dec 17, 2012, 07:57 IST | A Correspondent |

The International Olympic Committee, in a move that will further embarrass the already suspended Indian Olympic Association, has written to other international federations to review all their future dealings with India terming the Olympic Movement in the country to be "very complicated."

The IOC recently suspended the IOA for government interference and for going against stipulations in the Olympic Charter. Yesterday, the IOC wrote to other international federations: “We would recommend each IF to carefully examine the situation of its national federation in India in the light of the following criteria, in particular:

Whether the national federation is affected by government interference in its internal operations (and the potential implications of the “Sports Code” and/or any other government regulations over the national federation),” the IOC wrote in its letter. Whether the national federation is in a position to exercise its activities in accordance with its own statutes, the IF regulations and the basic principles which govern the Olympic Movement.

Whether the national federation complies with the basic requirements of good governance. Depending on the result of the investigation and the assessment made by each IF, (we would recommend) to consider any appropriate action or measure, if necessary, in order, in particular, to protect the autonomy of its national federation in India and/or to ensure that the national federation complies in all aspects with the IF's requirements.”

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