After months of warnings, the IOC executive board imposed the sanction when the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) failed to satisfy the world body’s demands for holding independent elections, the officials said.
International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said he could not comment. He said that “I can’t discuss that because any decisions that are taken have to be communicated to any countries involved.”
In New Delhi, acting IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that “the association has not been intimated about any suspension so far.”
Recently, the IOC had also threatened to suspend Kuwait’s Olympic committee, but the Gulf nation altered its sports law last week and was not hit with an IOC sanction on Tuesday.