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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”.

Dec 1, 2012

India faces Olympic ban with tainted official set for role

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former Commonwealth Games official Lalit Bhanot was left as the only candidate in a controversial election for the post of secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which is likely to earn the country an Olympic ban.

Bhanot, who spent 11 months in custody last year following corruption charges that plagued the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and is out on bail, was confirmed for the post late on Friday after the rival faction pulled out ahead of Wednesday’s election.

Dec 1, 2012

Olympics-India ban imminent with tainted official set for role

NEW DELHI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – A tainted official was left as the only candidate in a controversial election for the post of secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which is likely to earn the Asian nation an Olympic ban.

Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in custody last year following corruption charges that plagued the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and is out on bail, was confirmed for the post late on Friday after the rival faction pulled out ahead of Wednesday’s election.

Oct 31, 2012

Dhoni wants spinners to make England cringe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni relishes the sight of a visiting batsman at sea against the turning ball, prodding uncertainly and taking a hit to the rib cage.

It is an image he wants to see his spinners recreate against England next month.

Oct 31, 2012

Cricket-Dhoni wants spinners to make England cringe

NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni relishes the sight of a visiting batsman at sea against the turning ball, prodding uncertainly and taking a hit to the rib cage.

It is an image he wants to see his spinners recreate against England next month.

Oct 29, 2012

Indian GP organisers upbeat despite attendance dip

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A significant dip in race-day attendances failed to stop Indian Grand Prix organisers basking in the glory of an otherwise successful second edition.

The Buddh International Circuit on the outskirts of Delhi put behind the teething problems that plagued the inaugural race last year and put up a show without major glitch.