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IOC suspends India over political interference

Updated: December 4, 2012, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The IOC suspended India's national Olympic committee on Tuesday because of government interference in its election process, a major embarrassment for the world's second most populous nation.

After months of warnings, the IOC executive board imposed the sanction when the Indian Olympic Association failed to comply with the world body's demands for holding independent elections.

The decision, first reported by The Associated Press, was announced at an IOC news ...

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