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International Olympic Committee warns Pakistan of suspension unless country complies with non-interference rules

Friday, 11 April 2014 - 12:26pm IST | Place: Karachi | Agency: ANI

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Pakistan that they face a possible expulsion from the Olympic roster unless they comply with rules banning government interference.

The IOC had set a previous deadline of December 1 for Pakistan to show that its Olympic committee and sports federations are being run without interference.

According to The Dawn, however, the IOC accused the Pakistan government of 'not keeping their promises' and said that the executive board will suspend Pakistan from the Olympic movement at its next meeting in July if the country did not conform to rules guaranteeing the independence of elected sports officials.

The report mentioned that suspension would mean that Pakistani athletes could not compete for their country in the Olympics while Pakistani Olympic officials would also be barred from international Olympic meetings.

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