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IOA-IOC impasse a shame: Shiv

Gurgaon, Sep 14, 2013, PTI:
Indian golfer Shiv Kapur

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur has described the ongoing impasse between International Olympic Committee and Indian Olympic Association as the “biggest shame” and said he feels “extremely sad” at the way the IOA was handling the issue of its suspension by the world body.

“I feel extremely sad. I have signed the petition which was started by Abhinav Bindra and I have also sent it to 1000 people. I think sports should not suffer because of politics. It is the biggest shame,” Kapur told reporters here.

“Golf is becoming an Olympic sport in 2016. It is a big step. It has been my dream to win an Olympic gold as I had also won Asian Games gold in 2002. It is a big opportunity,” he added.

The 31-year-old Kapur, who made the cut at British Open in July, said it was a great learning experience.

“It was a great learning experience. I was lucky I could play my best golf with the world watching. It was a proud moment for me to see my name at the leaderboard and I hope next time I can win the title,” he said.

Kapur, who was the brain behind the inaugural Golf Premier League, said if the current economic situation continued he would also have to think about the sustainibility of GPL next year.

“The way rupee is slipping, I guess, I also have to take a hard look at the 2014 Golf Premier League. There are many people involved and I think it will be unfair to expect that the franchises will keep investing such huge sums of money,” he said.


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