The IOC banned India late in 2012 after the country’s Olympic Committee failed to heed warning that government interference would be lead to sanctions, and went ahead with the appointment of corrupt official Lalit Bhanot to secretary-general.
Now the IOC has a similar concerns with Pakistan after alleged political interference with the Sports Board. There are so far no specifics, other than that the government is meddling, but the IOC say that it is “aware of the situation and is closely monitoring the issue with the national Olympic committee.”
Pakistan brought 21 competitors in four sports to the London Olympics, but failed to capture any medals. In fact, there last triumph was a bronze in men’s field hockey back in 1992.
Swimmers Allison Schmitt and Elizabeth Beisel hosted the Team USA Awards Red Carpet Show live on Facebook.
The show will air on NBCSN on Oct. 4 from 10-11 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, here are photos from the red carpet:
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has sanctioned three boxers – two from Ireland and one from Britain – for betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The International Olympic Committee issued “severe reprimands” to Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain’s Antony Fowler for violating the rules that prohibit betting.
None of the boxers won medals.
The IOC says all three placed bets on fights at the games, but adds that “there was no intent to manipulate any event.”
Athletes and officials are banned from betting on Olympic events and required to report any approach or suspicion of fixing.
The IOC says, in order to be eligible to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the three boxers must undergo an “educational program.”
The Irish and British national Olympic committees also received reprimands for “not having properly informed” their athletes of the betting rules.
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