This situation goes against the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter,” the IOC said in a statement.

The International Olympic Committee has suspended applications from India to host future events after two Pakistan athletes were denied visas to compete in India.
The IOC has also urged sports federations not to stage competitions in India, has also revoked the Olympic qualification status of the event.

This comes in response as two Pakistani shooters were denied visa entry for a World Cup event being held in New Delhi. The two athletes were due to compete in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event on Saturday, 23rd of February.
An IOC statement said the situation “goes against the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter”, in particular the “principles of non-discrimination”.

It added: “As a result, the IOC executive board also decided to suspend all discussions with the Indian NOC and government regarding the potential applications for hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in India, until clear written guarantees are obtained to ensure the entry of all participants in full compliance with the Olympic Charter.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here