India may lose hosting rights to Champions Trophy

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  1. Someoneforyou

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    India may lose hosting rights to Champions Trophy
    India - 29 July 2011

    NEW DELHI —The International Hockey Federation threatened Friday to strip India of the right to host this year’s Champions Trophy and February’s Olympic qualifiers following a row between two Indian hockey bodies.

    The FIH, hockey’s international body, said it did not recognize the settlement brokered on Monday of a turf war between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation. The two groups agreed to form a joint executive board until the end of 2012 following mediation by India’s sports ministry.

    However, the FIH said a country could only have one ruling body for the sport, and that it only recognized Hockey India.

    “It is a fundamental and non-negotiable requirement of the Olympic Charter and the FIH Statutes that there can only be one governing body for a sport in each country with exclusive authority and responsibility to govern, organize national competitions and to enter national teams in international competitions,” it said in a statement.

    As a result, the FIH announced it was halting all discussions about tournaments in India, including the men’s Champions Trophy (Dec. 1-12) and both the men’s and women’s Olympic qualifiers (Feb. 15-26).

    “The FIH Executive Board has decided that it is neither possible nor appropriate to continue with the discussions with HI to host tournaments in India over the next four-year cycle, particularly the FIH Men’s Champions Trophy and the FIH Men’s & Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.”

    The FIH also said it has written to Indian Sports Minister Ajay Maken, calling on him to have an urgent meeting with Hockey India and the Indian Olympic Association on the issue.

    Eight-time Olympic gold medallist India failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is yet to ensure a place for London 2012.



    Source: The Associated Press
     
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    India may also lose olympic qualifiers next year if things continue the way they're going on now.

    meanwhile India defeated s.korea 5-3 yesterday in asian champions trophy
     
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    India play pakistan in asian champions trophy on sunday

    india drew with pak in last league match 2-2
     
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    It's better India losses hosting rights. India must learned how to be responsible first...:sad::sad::sad:
     

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