Press Esc to close
Thursday 18 December 2014
News updated at 5:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.2°C
Min : 19.5°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

IOC's ban on IOA a 'legal argument', says Anand

New Delhi, Dec 12, 2012, PTI:

 Chess legend Viswanathan Anand is not too concerned about the suspension imposed on the IOA by International Olympic Committee (IOC) as he feels the ongoing dispute is “more of a legal argument” which can be sorted out in due course of time.

The World Champion heaved a sigh of relief about the fact that there isn’t many international sporting activities lined up for Indian athletes in the upcoming months, which means all the concerned parties will get ample time to sort out the issue. 

“It’s good that it (the suspension) happened after the (London) Olympics. Frankly speaking, I am not too worried because there are solutions for Indian athletes even if the suspension remains. If they are good enough, they can compete under the IOC flag,” Anand said here on Wednesday. 

“Next Olympics is three years away and there is plenty of time for the next Asian Games also. So, there is time to fix the issue which is more of a legal argument.

It can be managed.

So, let’s not lose the focus on the training of the athletes and what organisations like Olympic Gold Quest are doing for Indian athletes,” he added. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the shrine...

Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the shrine...

School girls take part in a protest against attack at a Peshawar school...

School girls take part in a protest against attack at a Peshawar school...

A Pakistani man comforts a student standing at the bedside of a boy who was injured in a Taliban...

A Pakistani man comforts a student standing at the bedside of a boy who was injured in a Taliban...

Pakistani parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar...

Pakistani parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar...

Ambulances carry injured people outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan...

Ambulances carry injured people outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan...

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public...

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public...

A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban...

A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban...

A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a bunker close to a school under attack by Taliban...

A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a bunker close to a school under attack by Taliban...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523