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Dec 20, 2012

Nehwal courts controversy with match point retirement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Saina Nehwal has kicked up a storm by retiring from a match she was on the verge of winning because of a knee injury.

The London Olympic bronze medallist had reached match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova in the first round match at the India Grand Prix in the northern city of Lucknow on Wednesday when she decided to retire.

Dec 20, 2012

Badminton-Nehwal courts controversy with match point retirement

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – India’s Saina Nehwal has kicked up a storm by retiring from a match she was on the verge of winning because of a knee injury.

The London Olympic bronze medallist had reached match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova in the first round match at the India Grand Prix in the northern city of Lucknow on Wednesday when she decided to retire.

Dec 7, 2012

Indian boxing federation banned over elections

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for “possible manipulation” of its elections, in the wake of a wider Olympic ban that has left sports in the Asian country reeling.

The IABF amended its constitution ahead of its September election to create the chairman’s post to accommodate Abhay Singh Chautala at the end of his 12-year reign as the federation president.

Dec 7, 2012

Boxing-Indian boxing federation banned over elections

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for “possible manipulation” of its elections, in the wake of a wider Olympic ban that has left sports in the Asian country reeling.

The IABF amended its constitution ahead of its September election to create the chairman’s post to accommodate Abhay Singh Chautala at the end of his 12-year reign as the federation president.

Dec 5, 2012

Defiant Indian Olympic Association elects tainted official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) defied the IOC and went ahead with its controversial election to pick a tainted official as its new secretary-general on Wednesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the IOA on Tuesday for allowing government interference in the election and said the body was no longer entitled to conduct the poll.

Dec 5, 2012

Defiant Indian association elects tainted official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) defied the IOC and went ahead with its controversial election to pick a tainted official as its new secretary-general on Wednesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the IOA on Tuesday for allowing government interference in the election and said the body was no longer entitled to conduct the poll.

Dec 5, 2012

Olympics-Defiant Indian association elects tainted official

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) defied the IOC and went ahead with its controversial election to pick a tainted official as its new secretary-general on Wednesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the IOA on Tuesday for allowing government interference in the election and said the body was no longer entitled to conduct the poll.

Dec 5, 2012

Indian athletes hope ban could bring change

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian athletes have lamented the ban dished out to their national Olympic association by the IOC but hope that it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise and lead to a clean-up of the organization which runs sport in the country.

At a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday, the IOC banned the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and said a vote to elect its secretary-general on Wednesday would be “null and void”.

Dec 5, 2012

Athletes hope IOC ban could bring change

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian athletes have lamented the ban dished out to their national Olympic association by the IOC but hope that it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise and lead to a clean-up of the organisation which runs sport in the country.

At a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday, the IOC banned the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and said a vote to elect its secretary-general on Wednesday would be “null and void”.

Dec 5, 2012

Olympics-Indian athletes hope ban could bring change

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Indian athletes have lamented the ban dished out to their national Olympic association by the IOC but hope that it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise and lead to a clean-up of the organisation which runs sport in the country.

At a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday, the IOC banned the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and said a vote to elect its secretary-general on Wednesday would be “null and void”.