|International Olympic Committee warns Iran||
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Iran’s National Olympic Committee to respect the Olympic Movement, otherwise Iran could be banned from the Games.
The Olympic Movement states that national sports federations should not be directed by central governments. Some national sports federations in Iran are directed by the government authorities. According to IOC’s rules, this case is a gross violation of the fundamental principle of autonomy of the Olympic Movement.
“Should these basic principles not be respected, the Olympic Movement in your country would regrettably be exposed to the measures and sanctions laid down in the Olympic Charter and in the rules of the respective International Sports Federations, which could seriously damage the representation of your country in the London 2012 Olympic Games and in any other upcoming international sports events…” said the latter sent by the IOC to Iran’s National Olympic Committee on Tuesday.
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