IOC bars India to hold sports events

   By PC Bureau ,  23-Feb-2019
IOC bars India to hold sports events

The two shooters, G.M. Bashir and Khalil Ahmed, were supposed to take part in the 25m pistol event this weekend. However, they were denied of visas in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has disallowed India to host future sport events as it denied visas to two Pakistanis to participate in the shooting world cup in New Delhi.

The two shooters, G.M. Bashir and Khalil Ahmed, were supposed to take part in the 25m pistol event this weekend. However, they were denied of visas in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

The IOC has been strict about the Olympic charter which bars discrimination and political interference from the host country. India is scheduled to hold another shooting World Cup in 2020. It is also likely to bid for other international events like the Asian Games and Youth Olympics Games.

“As a result, the IOC executive board also decided to suspend all discussions with the Indian NOC [national Olympic committee] and government regarding the potential applications for hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in India, until clear written guarantees are obtained from the Indian government to ensure the entry of all participants in such events in full compliance with the rules of the Olympic charter—and to recommend that the international federations (IFs) neither award nor hold sports events in India until the above-mentioned guarantees are obtained,” the IOC said.

"The IOC has said the ban will be there until such time the Indian government gives a guarantee. That is not in our hands. This World Cup is going on very well. By the time we host any World Cup in future, the situation will change. Everything will become normal by then," National Rifle Association of India secretary general D.V.S. Rao said.