The IOC on February 21 suspended all applications from India to host future sporting events because India refused to grant visas to two Pakistani shooters who took part in New Delhi this weekend.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on February 21 suspended all applications from India to host future sporting events and called on international sports federations not to compete in the country. This follows India’s refusal to grant entry visas to two Pakistani shooting athletes attending a world tournament in the capital New Delhi this weekend.
In a statement, the IOC emphasized, “Despite last-minute efforts and discussions (between IOC) with Indian Government officials, the two sides failed to find a solution to allow the Pakistani athletes’ delegation.” are allowed to enter India to compete.
As a result, the IOC Executive Committee also decided to stop all discussions with the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of India and the Government of India regarding the application to host in India sports events and in relation to Olympic Games in the future. “
According to the IOC, the refusal to issue a visa to rival athletes to compete is contrary to the Olympic Charter regarding racial issues and political interference from the host country.
The IOC also calls on international sports federations not to host events in India or to allow the country to host future events until New Delhi has “a paper guarantee”. clear flyer “on the right to play for all athletes.
Last year, the Indian Olympic Association set out an ambitious roadmap to become the host of the 2026 Young Olympic Games, the Asian Games in 2030 and the Summer Olympics in 2032.
India has refused to grant visas to two Pakistani shooters who are expected to compete in an international tournament held in New Delhi this weekend after the bloody attack in the region. Indian-controlled Kashmir last week left 44 militants dead.
The Pakistan-based Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claims a member of the group carried out the suicide bombing.
India has accused neighboring Pakistan of not doing its best to control militant groups carrying out attacks in the Kashmir region. Pakistan, meanwhile, has denied any such claims.