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IOC's Bach: India could be kicked out of Olympics

December 7, 2013
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says India faces possible expulsion from the Olympics unless it complies with ethics rules.

Bach says in an interview with The Associated Press that the IOC is prepared to withdraw recognition of the Indian Olympic Association if it fails to adopt "rules of good governance" by Tuesday.

The Indian body, which was suspended by the IOC a year ago because of government interference in its election process, is scheduled to meet Sunday. It has yet to agree to the IOC demand to bar officials who have been charged with a criminal offense.

It would be the first time a country has been kicked out of the Olympics since South Africa was expelled during the apartheid era.

 
 

 

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