21 Dec 2012

IOC threatens action against defiant Indian officials

5:46 am on 21 December 2012

The International Olympic Committee has asked its recognised Indian members to consider taking legal action against officials of the country's suspended Olympic association for misrepresenting the office.

The IOC refused to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association elections held early this month due to government interference which led to a tainted official being named as its new secretary general.

Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in custody last year following corruption charges and is on bail pending further investigations, was given the senior IOA post despite the IOC deeming the elections "null and void".