原文标题：Suspended by International Olympic Committee, India faces ban from Olympics
NEW DELHI: The India Olympic Association's suspension from the Olympic movement will have far-reaching consequences . The IOA will no longer get funds from IOC and the officials will not be invited by the IOC to attend its events like the Olympics and Paralympics.
The Indian athletes will not be allowed to compete under the tricolour but could be permitted to compete under the IOC flag. The Olympic Council of Asia and the Commonwealth Games Federation are also expected to follow suit, which will result in similar sanctions as far as the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games are concerned.
The IOC had been threatening a€”in a series of letters in the past few days to slap sanctions on India for following the government's Sports Code in the IOA elections, which the international body insists is against the Olympic charter. The adherence to the Sports Code has been interpreted as "government interference in the Olympic movement" by the IOC.
The suspension came just a day before the IOA elections, which top IOA officials said would go ahead as per schedule . IOA is holding the elections on the directive of the Delhi high court which has asked the sports body to conduct the polls as per its own constitution as well as the Sports Code. "We are going ahead with the elections. We are yet to receive any official communication from the IOC. Let us get that first, which we will place before IOA's AGM tomorrow," IOA acting president Vijay Malhotra told TOI.
IOC took the decision after it snubbed IOA's bid to send a two-member delegation to explain its position. IOA's incoming president Abhey Singh Chautala termed the decision as "one-sided" . "IOA has sent a letter to IOC regarding sending two officials to discuss the issue . There was no response from IOC. This is a one-sided decision," he told reporters.
It has been learnt that IOC member in India, Randhir Singh, did not attend the meeting in Lausanne since the members of countries which are facing sanctions are usually asked to stay away from the meeting.
印度奥委会提出派两人代表团过去解释，然而国际奥委会冷落了该请求，并做出了制裁决定。印度奥委会即将上任的主席Abhey Singh Chautala称该决定是“单方面”的。“印度奥委会向国际奥委会发去了一封信，提出派两名官员去商讨该问题，但没有收到国际奥委会的回复。这是一个单方的决定。”
That the suspension was imminent was evident from the development in the run-up to the elections. After a series of letters asking IOA to follow the Olympic charter, the IOC gave the first warning of suspension on November 23. Another warning came five days ago.
Interestingly, IOC's decision has been welcomed by some former and current sportspersons who feel it presents an opportunity to cleanse the mess in IOA. "As a patriotic sportsperson,this is the most embarrassing moment for me," shooter Moraad Ali Khan told TOI. "However, given the mess in Indian sports in the last few years, this could be the best thing to happen."
Sports minister Jitendra Singh termed the IOC's move as an "unfortunate decision" .
"It is a very unfortunate decision for the sporting community . I still don't know the details but once we learnt about the mess we wrote to the IOC. They never responded."
有趣地是，国际奥委会的决定受到了一些退役运动员和现役运动员的欢迎，他们认为此举为印度奥委会整顿烂摊子提供了机会。“作为一名爱国的运动员，此举令我再难堪不过了，”射击运动员Moraad Ali Khan在接受《印度时报》的采访时称，“然而，鉴于印度体育过去几年的混乱局面，此举可能再好不过了。”
Also, ban cricket and Bollywood for five years in India so that we can focus on developing logistics, the roads, high ways, bridges, railways, airports, schools, improving our healthcare systems, rooting out corruption, scams, investing in research and developments of new technologies, modernising our defense, and investing in J&K (hospitals, roads, schools, universities, industry), and so on. The list is long. Can we do this?
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Now Indian sportsmen have two options left IPL and BPL. If you play cricket you go and join IPL. If you play other games go and join BPL (Below Poverty Line).
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I'm very happy. Olympic may be a big thing for the world but it is not for India. Olympic was designed for Europeans and not for Indians. None of the major games that India plays in rural areas are part of Olympic. Olympic does represent India so we should also not become lame duck participants in that event. I'm happy. Work with us and work alone !!!
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Garnal Dhillon (Punjab)
Wow what an achievement. Thank You UPA..you have put :) in so much honest hard work in getting India kicked out of IOC. India shining.....
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this was bound to happen... the way IOA and its subsidry bodies are managed and presided over in the form of dynastic politics is the root cause to all this ... What is a politician to do with sports matter ... the politicinas reach every where were the money is involved... if there was no money they would have not looked the way... its a shame we still continue with the Kalmadis, Banhot and V K malhotra ... these ppl are like mites they will eat all the wood...
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Good riddance. We have many other things to worry about. First put the house in order - remove corruption - bring better governance - improve literacy rates - build a stronger middle class, then go out and play.
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Ron Sundar (USA)
Nice going for India. A rebuke from the Olympic committee to a democratic nation. No where else but India!
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So what's the big deal!!! In any case we are just visitors adding to the numbers and wasting the tax payers hard earned money.
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Rarely we get medals. That hope also gone.
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Suraj Vanch (Wlltn)
Big slap in face of the hairy faced pm. If he had guts and leadership the nation of over a billion indians would not be the laughing stock it is.
Amit (Boston, USA)
Good..I like that...the world has started to naote what a POS country India is.
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David (USA) replies to Amit
India is a great country, and I am not even Indian.
Amit replies to David
Seems like you have never been to India..I was born there but I am proud that I left 15 years ago..best decision of my life.
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Zafar Khan (Mumbai)
Like if anyone cared for Olympic? Runner of India without proper shoes at Olympic. We have plenty of money for Cricket. But what will happen when Tendulkar is gone?
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Let there be ban on every international sport, till the time intervention of politicians exist in India.
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Limkha Sinh (Delhi)
India's splendid performance in last Olympics has sent shivers down the spines of US & China. They are now afraid of India as they know that India is all set to win the next Olympic Games. In order to escape the humiliation of defeat, they have conspired with IOC to prevent India from participating in Nest Olymics, Asiad & CWG. They are pathetic losers...
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miss_leading (IOC) replies to Limkha Sinh
LOL !! Stop Hallucinating. Not sure about US & China but your "highest" opinion about our performance did sent out shivers down the spines!!
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Dorai (Hubli) replies to Limkha Sinh
Are you on another planet ?..perhaps another galaxy ! LOL
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Harjas (Ludhiana )
World's largest democracy unable to conduct fair IOA election. Shame shame...MMS .... Joker SARDAR
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I am glad the IOA is banned, any way there is no use of us being in the IOC as we hardly win any medals. Atleast the crooks in the IOA wont use the Olympics to sponsor their own relatives and cant use it to scam money anymore.
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Nothing will happen....IOC or any sports body needs money .... china and India has 1/3rd of world population...hence the Adv money is in this region.....they have to come back........
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It appears that International Olympic Committee is also benefeciary of corruption in Indian sports federations. IOC is behaving in a dubious manner in opposing the governments efforts to clean up the mess. Quite preposterous
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congrats to our politicians for screwing up everything. You people do the country proud
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Its correct IOA should not take orders from government.
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(USA) 4 days ago
good. India should be banned. Every 4 years we have to face the embarrassment of not winning even single gold medal. 1.3 billion people and no place in world of sports.
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Well done IOC. Good move. Should have done this long time back. The Indian 'inefficient and useless' government don't have guts to remove the corrupts but atleast IOC for whatever reasons did this so atleast this way those corrupt and shameless idiots gets kicked out. I would recommend life time ban if possible, as it will save tax-payers money.
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rajan loknathan (chennai)
If you see from another angle it is better Inia does not participate in Olympics as our athletes perform very poorly for a nation of this size and magnitude. Let us train them properly as the Chinese do and then send them later.
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NEO (Fortunately not India)
Ha ha ha...what else can you expect from this hapless and hopeless country called India? I am fortunate that I am no longer an Indian citizen. Today, I proudly say that I am Australian, and I cheer my Australian athletes in Olympics. Now a days, I hate anything that is brown. I wish if there a way to get rid of my brown skin. I will never ever return to India, and in fact I will never let my children travel to that godforsaken country.
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Well done IOC! If you have any medal for corruption then India will win gold!
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